Tag Archives: Best Actor

Green Book – A Film of Substance

Green Book is a pretty standard issue awards bait film. Having thrown a bone to general audiences by nominating Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody, it makes sense that The Academy would use the remaining slots for more traditional nominees. Nominating Green Book, a performance driven character … Continue reading

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Vice – The Big Short Starring Dick Cheney

I love The Big Short. Did you love The Big Short? Good. You’ll like Vice.

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A Star is Born – Lacks Thematic Weight

I saw A Star is Born purely because all the buzz was saying it was the front runner for Best Picture this year. I hadn’t seen any of the previous iterations of the story, nor was I a fan of Lady Gaga, … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody – A Moral Echo Chamber

I love Queen. In my teens I’d say they were my favorite band. I’d put their Greatest Hits album on repeat when I’d drive to class and crank the volume on tracks like Somebody to Love, You’re My Best Friend, and of … 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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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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