Tag Archives: Best Director

2015 Oscar Predictions

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So the 2015 Academy Awards are almost upon us.  On February 22nd, the biggest names in Hollywood will line up to see who is taking home the industries most prized possessions.  It has been an …

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Coen Brothers Return To Comedy With Hail, Caesar!

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After the critical acclaimed, but decidedly gloomy folk singing drama Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers’ next film will be a return to a more comedic turn. Total Film Magazine tells us that the film, …

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Leonardo DiCaprio Fights A Bear In The Revenant

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Birdman was one of my favorite films of the year, and it’s director Alejandro González Iñárritu is set to follow it up with quite a bang, with his wilderness survival  and revenge thriller The Revenant.  The …

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The Imitation Game Review

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The story of Enigma is likely the most important story you had never heard.  Films based on true stories of real historical significance are always fantastic Oscar bait, particularly when they are full of fantastic …

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Boyhood Movie Review: 12 Years A Boy

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Boyhood is a wonderful film but an inexperienced lead performance and fleeting nature hamper it’s Best Picture worth. Movies almost always deal with a small snapshot in time.  A period of time that is relatively …

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American Sniper Review

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Chris Kyle’s autobiography American Sniper was endlessly popular, or at least it sold an awful lot of copies.  If I had the will, desire and numbers this is where I’d throw in some clever calculation that said …

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2015 Oscar Nominations and Analysis

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2015 Oscar Nominations It’s been an incredible year for movies, and like many of you I’m pumped for Oscar season.  The nominations were released today, so here’s my thoughts on each category (well, the big …

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Interstellar Movie Review

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Christopher Nolan movies are big.  Big in scale.  Big in hype.  Big in concept.  So when we found out that his next film, Interstellar, was set to involve the impending end of Planet Earth, the …

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Birdman Movie Review

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I have to tell you, I had almost forgotten who Michael Keaton was.  I literally can’t name the last movie I’ve seen him, other than Batman and Beetlejuice.  That’s not to say I don’t think …

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Blue Ruin Movie Review – A real, revenge thriller.

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Blue Ruin is a revenge thriller directed by Jeremy Saulnier, starring Macon Blair as a man who is out to exact revenge on a murderer, recently released from prison.  However, as his relatively unplanned plan …

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