Tag Archives: Best Actor

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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Darkest Hour – Curmudgeonly Humanity

The British sure do love the story of Dunkirk. It’s a bit of an odd fascination really, considering Dunkirk was the moment the Germans sent their whole army fleeing across the channel. Yet all these years later they’re still telling … Continue reading

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The Disaster Artist – Hilarious and Surprisingly Moving

“Don’t watch The Room. It sucks out your brain and replaces it with stupid.” This was how I first heard about Tommy Wiseau’s magnum opus. Ostensibly a dramatic tragedy, The Room is so painfully, egregiously horrible in every conceivable way that it devolves into … Continue reading

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Oscar Results – 89th Academy Awards

Well, that happened. What a colossally disappointing evening. La La Land had its Best Picture win snatched away and Moonlight took it home instead. The film everyone expected to sweep the night instead goes home with six awards to its name. I’ve been wrong … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions – 89th Academy Awards

Whew! It’s been a long haul, but the big night is finally here! I’ve managed to see all the nominees for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director, Cinematography, and a few others besides. This year … Continue reading

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