Not Mad, Just Disappointed

I think every film fan has a title or two that they were eagerly anticipating, but wound up being disappointed by. So here's a list of films that didn't necessarily make me mad, though the reality did fall short of my expectations. Not saying these are bad films, per se - they just weren't to... Continue Reading →

Quizzical

Anyone who has a Facebook account is probably familiar with those "quizzes" that clog timelines and cause users to waste time wondering if some assemblage of random questions can determine which state you are meant to live in, what era you were born in or belong in, or which celebrity you are destined to walk... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Chappaquiddick (2018)

Dir: John Curran Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, etc. Runtime: 1hr 41min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light Chappaquiddick is based on the true story of the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, in which a car accident involving senator Ted Kennedy (Clark) resulted in the death of political campaign secretary Mary Jo... Continue Reading →

2018 Oscars Reaction!

Pre-Show (I missed like, ten minutes because I was heating up my lo mein, apologies) CHADWICK!!! He is styling tonight! What a nice suit. Kelly-Marie!! She is so sweet. Jordan Peele is a snazzy dresser, too. Daniel Kaluuya's jacket is SHARP. Margot Robbie could make a burlap sack look good, but the top of her... Continue Reading →

Sneaky Sunday Post: OSCAR SNUBS!

I've been spending the past week or so discussing my personal views on the Best Picture nominees for tonight's Oscars, so for today, I thought I'd do a little post about the movies/actors/directors who I personally feel got snubbed for this year's awards. LET'S GO! 1.) Hostiles / Christian Bale / Max Richter Okay, I'm... Continue Reading →

Best Picture Countdown #4: Lady Bird

"The only thing exciting about 2002 is that it's a palindrome." - Saorise Ronan as Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson, Lady Bird (2017) Dir: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saorise Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, etc. Runtime: 1hr33min Rating: R Lady Bird is a coming-of-age dramedy about a California teen in her senior year of high... Continue Reading →

Best Picture Countdown #6: Phantom Thread

"I cannot start my day with a confrontation. I simply have no time for confrontations." - Daniel Day Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock, Phantom Thread (2017) Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville Runtime: 2hr 10min Rating: R A period drama set in London during the 50's, Phantom Thread follows the turbulent... Continue Reading →

Best Picture Countdown #9: The Post

"If we don't hold them accountable, who will?" - Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, The Post (2017) Based on the true story of the controversial revelation and handling of the confidential Pentagon Papers, which detail the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War, Steven Spielberg's 2017 film The Post follows Washington Post heiress Katharine Graham... Continue Reading →

Oscar Countdown Posts are Coming!

Starting this coming Friday (February 23rd) and ending next Saturday (March 3rd) I will be posting my personal countdown and ranking of the 2017 films nominated for Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards! Posts will be largely opinion-based, so no offense is meant, and I just want to have a bit of fun throwing... Continue Reading →

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