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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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Fences – Mostly Baseball Metaphors

One of the principal rules of storytelling, especially in a visual medium like film, is, “show, don’t tell”. I have never before seen a film so brazenly and successfully break this rule until now. Fences, a film about a working … Continue reading

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Hacksaw Ridge – No More Than Excellent

Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson’s version of the true story of Desmond Doss, a WWII medic who refused to touch a firearm due to his religious convictions, is perhaps the most uncompromising depiction of war ever captured on camera. To describe … Continue reading

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