The obligatory Oscar predictions post: Who will win & who should win

Well, it's that time of the year again… tax season and the Oscars. We're in fact doing our taxes just before I worked on this post. Both are unavoidable and obligatory, well for most of us blogging/writing about movies anyway. This is the first year I'm actually looking forward to the opening monologue more than the main …

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FlixChatter Review: The Revenant (2016)

I have to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Alejandro González Iñárritu. I think he’s a very good filmmaker but many of his films are way to depressing to me. Heck I have yet to see his awarding winning film Birdman, so I was hesitant to see his latest picture. But after seeing a …

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Oscars 2015 – Recap, Reflections on Best & Worst Moments

Quick confession: I'm not a huge fan of Oscars red carpet, or red carpet in general. So I only tuned in a half hour before the show. It's funny but the second I turned on the TV, Michael Keaton was standing next to the chirpy blond presenter. He seems effortlessly at ease, LOVE that guy and …

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Weekend Roundup: Quick thoughts on BAFTA 2015 + review of Predestination

Happy Monday everyone! Well it's quite a busy weekend for me but I got to see two new-to-me movies, yay. I also got two reviews done on Sunday, so expect to see a review of Jupiter Ascending tomorrow. Here are my top five things I'm happy about from 2015 BAFTA Awards: Emmanuel Lubezki winning Best …

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FlixChatter Review: Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

It's been nearly a month since I saw this film, but I'm still thinking about it. In fact, I was just telling a friend over coffee this weekend how the more I think about this film, the more I like it. The story revolves around Riggan Thomson, played by Michael Keaton in an art-imitating-life sort of …

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Musings on Short Films — What are some of your favorites?

Hello all, in light of an upcoming interview with a short film director I met at TCFF, I thought I'd switch the focus from feature films to short films today. Per Wikipedia, a short film is any film not long enough to be considered a feature film. No consensus exists as to where that boundary …

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