Golden Globes recap

The Hollywood Foreign Press handed out the Golden Globe awards a few nights ago, which means we are officially in the thick of Oscar season.  While the Oscar nominations won’t be announced until January 22nd, last night’s Globe awards may tell us something about which films the Academy will favor this year.  He’s my breakdown […]

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Oscar Home Stretch

My Oscar predictions are on the way next week, but for this week I’m breaking down the rest of the Oscar films you still have a chance to see before March 4th. Meryl Streep has no patience for your man-splaining in The Post. Just when we think we’ve explored every facet of the Pentagon Papers […]

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Fall 2017 Movies Continued

As we inch closer to awards season (yaaaasssss!), here are some films you might hear more about (and some you won’t). 1. Sean Baker’s The Florida Project seems well-poised to become this movie season’s Moonlight.  In a delapidated castle hotel that happens to be in the shadow of the happiest place on earth, William Dafoe […]

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Quick Movie Rundown

As we head into movie awards season (it’s my Superbowl and as an added bonus, no one’s at risk of CTE), here’s a quick rundown of some films I hope will be remembered when it’s finally time to hand out gold statuettes (and a couple of others best forgotten). Wonder Woman.   “It’s all fun and […]

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Thoughts on Hidden Figures

When Katherine Johnson, a career research mathematician at NASA Langley Research Center,  was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2014 (for her calculation of John Glenn’s orbital trajectory, among numerous other technical accomplishments), she recalled a quote from her father that has guided her life: “You are no better than anybody […]

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Top 10 Films of 2016

To kickoff the blog, I wanted to rundown my top 10 movies of 2016.  As a lifelong film lover, I know there’s no better two hours spent than two hours watching a film that will make you reflect, laugh, weep, flinch, and just feel all the feels. Life’s too short to watch bad movies (*cough* […]

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