Category Archives: Film Reviews

Oscar Results – 90th Academy Awards

I’m on top of the world! 20 out of 24 categories correct for an overall accuracy rate of 83%! That’s a colossal improvement over last year’s dismal performance. What makes it even better is that my only misses were for … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions – 90th Academy Awards

Two hours before the show and I’ve finally nailed down all my predictions! This was a fun season with a bunch of fantastic films and performances. Unlike last year, I haven’t gone all in on a personal favorite, which is … Continue reading

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Best Picture Nominees Ranked

Now that I’ve seen all the best films of the year it is time to see how they stack up against each other. This was a difficult year because there was no clear standout. All of these films are good … Continue reading

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Call Me By Your Name – Playing Things Straight

Call Me By Your Name isn’t my kind of film, but I appreciate the fact that it exists. Indeed, the fact that it exists is what is most noteworthy about it. Historically speaking, positive depictions of gay relationships in cinema aren’t … Continue reading

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Phantom Thread – Oddly Endearing

Phantom Thread, in the most laughably on-the-nose casting we’ve seen this year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis as an obsessive artist who has difficulty separating his work from his personal life. The renowned method actor best known as President Lincoln may be playing … Continue reading

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – Perfect Drama

Expect this one to scoop up the acting awards. Three Billboards is the best drama on the list of Best Picture nominees this year. With wonderfully complex, morally ambiguous characters walking the fine line between heroes and villains, this film presents a … Continue reading

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Get Out – Unnerving and Sinister

I admit it. I’m late to the party on this one. Get Out was the surprise hit of the year. I don’t think anybody expected Jordan Peele, a man best known for his comedic Obama impersonation, to churn out a horror film … Continue reading

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