Evocative ROMA Trailer, For A Movie Being Netflixed (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp_i7cnOgbQ The latest from a visionary Oscar-winning director will mostly be seen on TVs, laptops, and smart phones. Thanks, Netflix. Roma is the film from Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón; he won the Academy Award for Best Director for his previous film Gravity. This brief official description sounds more like the poetic, philosophical musings of Terrence [...]

BLACKKKLANSMAN (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references) Released: August 10, 2018 Runtime: 135 minutes Directed by: Spike Lee Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Ryan Eggold, Jasper Pääkkönen, Paul Walter Hauser, Ashlie Atkinson, Corey Hawkins, Robert John [...]

Film Writers Offer Alternatives To Oscar Changes, But Are They Better? (AWARDS/ANALYSIS)

You can have prestige or you can have popularity, but you can’t have both. That’s the conclusion I come to when reading some of the think-piece alternatives to recent changes made by the Academy to the Oscars ceremony. Many of them are reflected in this worthwhile piece by IndieWire’s Tom Brueggemann, “How To Make The [...]

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated TV-PG (for some language, sensuality, adult themes) Released: August 10, 2018 Runtime: 124 minutes Directed by: Mike Newell Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Katherine Parkinson, Penelope Wilton, Glen Powell, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay Stream it exclusively on Netflix If that long, cutesy-quirky film title sounds more like something [...]

Oscars’ “Popular Film” Nominees Likely Among Best Reviewed Films Of The Year (ANALYSIS)

In the wake of the changes to the Oscars telecast, the most controversial addition has been the new category “Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film”. Dubbed “The Popcorn Oscar”, it exists as a crass ploy for ratings that many fear will sacrifice the prestige of the award for the sake of (hopefully, maybe) more viewers. To [...]

Big Changes Coming To Oscars Telecast: What They Are, And What It All Means (ANALYSIS)

The Oscars have officially gotten desperate, and it’s not a good look. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences – the producers of the Academy Awards, with a membership of Hollywood’s elite – has made some big changes to their annual telecast (although it was the Governor's Board of 57 people, not the full [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 11 – M:I – FALLOUT, EIGHTH GRADE, BLINDSPOTTING, And More (PODCAST)

Episode 11 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/-the-bad-and-the-beautiful-conversations-on-cinema-episode-11 Mission: Impossible - Fallout, @ 0:53 Blindspotting, @ 24:19 Three Identical Strangers, @ 33:08 Eighth Grade, @ 37:30 Outro, @ 49:50 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and I have chosen to not disavow Tom Cruise but rather accept his latest mission. You [...]