Is ‘Roma’ (2018) as Good as They Say?

“Fellini’s Roma” was attacked in some circles as an example of Fellini coasting on his genius. I find this point of view completely incomprehensible. Critics who would force Fellini back into traditional narrative films are missing the point; Fellini isn’t just giving us a lot of flashy scenes, he’s building a narrative that has a […]

The ‘Beautiful Boy’ and the Dangers of Repetition [Review]

“For those few soul-freezing moments, you get a glimpse of the great actorTimothée Chalamet is going to be” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly “…an intoxicating, frightening and emotionally honest essay on the self-destructive impulses of the nascent artist”- Phillip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette “It was impossible in Beautiful Boy not to take notice of Chalamet’s seemingly undauntable talent, […]

Best Popular Film Hot Take: Much Ado About Nothing?

Yesterday I thought I’d watch the Smash Direct and finish my post of Refn’s streaming service and that while that was happening no interesting film news would happen. Guess I was wrong… so as you’re all aware the Oscars have decided that it’s making a few minor changes. Best Popular Film Category? Oscars, you’ve got […]

The Magic Found Beyond Wealth: ‘The Florida Project’ (Review)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwQ-NH1rRT4 The Florida Project is an exhibition of guerilla filmmaking at it’s finest. Director Sean Baker greatly improves from his iPhone shot film Tangerine and produces such a charming movie. The Florida Project is a mixture of false fantasy and the harsh reality that presents an absent plot film that gives us a slice of […]

Should ‘Wind River’ Have Received an Oscar Nomination? (Review)

“When I go to Indian reservations in the West, and especially to the Pine Ridge Reservation, I sometimes feel unsure where to put my foot when I open the car door. The very ground is different from where I usually stand. There are fewer curbs, fewer sidewalks, and almost no street signs, mailboxes, or leashed […]

The ABC’s of The Oscars

With all the recent movie news and Oscar nominations coming out, it’s difficult to follow everything that happening and who’s been nominated. So here’s the simple ABC’s of the Oscars. Like every good ABC’s it’s roughly not really in the tone of chart-smashing hit “Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star” it’s the beat for each stanza. //commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twinkle_Twinkle_Little_Star_plain.ogg?embedplayer=yes Got […]

These Shorts are Amazing! Know Your Nominee: Best Animated Short Film (2018)

It’s that time of year again. The Oscars! The talk around the prestigious March 4 Academy Award show is now in full effect. The nominees have just been released and as always there are a couple of surprises. I’m assuming everyone else is going to cover the snubs and surprises and since I really haven’t […]