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Oscar Predictions 2014

Oscar Predictions 2014

    It’s that time again! In keeping with my annual tradition, here are my predictions for who will take home Academy Awards in major categories, who should win, and who would’ve been a serious contender had they been nominated. I’m also throwing in a few caveats for poss... Read On

Worst of 2013

Worst of 2013

  Now that I’ve dispensed with the best movies of 2013, it’s time for a quick look at those I’ve deemed (through my keen powers of deeming) the worst.  My choice for the number one abomination of 2013 is a movie so wrong-headed, so remarkably awkward and creepy, so catastrophi... Read On

Best of 2013

Best of 2013

  Turns out, it was a good year for movies — and in some cases, a great one.  Two titles in particular left me emotionally devastated (Fruitvale Station and 12 Years a Slave).  I saw a terrific documentary about killer whales in captivity (Blackfish), that subtly turned into a damning indictmen... Read On

Favorite Horror Flix

Favorite Horror Flix

For Halloween this year, I decided to tackle a list of my favorite horror movies.  These are the ones that had an impact on me the first time I saw them.  Some of them fill me with nostalgia.  Some are just damned great movies.  They aren’t all necessarily the best, but they’re mine, and... Read On

The Best Movies of 2011: Redux

The Best Movies of 2011: Redux

What a difference a month makes!  Shortly after the holidays, I posted my list of the best films of 2011 with the caveat that I could change it at will, and probably would as some of the year’s smaller films had yet to open in my area. Today, I still haven’t seen Martha Marcy May Marlene... Read On

The Best Movies of 2011…For Now

Since I’m not a professional film critic who’s afforded the luxury of advanced screenings, I have to watch movies in a theater like everyone else. If I miss a theatrical run, the wait for Blu-ray, VOD, or iTunes can seem interminably long. Occasionally, smaller films will release early O... Read On

The Curious Case of Jessica Chastain

Who in the world is Jessica Chastain?  And more importantly, where did she come from?  As if by sleight of hand, she seems to have appeared out of the air, clear and fully formed.  So far this year she has co-starred in five films, several of them critically-acclaimed, including one by legendary dir... Read On