HOSTILES (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for strong violence and language) Released:  December 25, 2017 limited; January 26, 2018 wide Runtime: 134 minutes Director: Scott Cooper Starring: Christian Bale, Wes Studi, Rosamund Pike, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Jonathan Majors, Adam Beach, Q’orianka Kilcher, Ben Foster, Stephen Lang, Timothée Chalamet The #1 Film on my Top Ten List for [...]

PHANTOM THREAD (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for strong language) Released:  December 25, 2017 limited; January 19, 2018 wide Runtime: 130 minutes Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support this blog. Winner of the Academy Award for Best [...]

My Predictions For The 90th Academy Award Nominations (AWARDS 2017)

For the Oscar nerds out there, here are my predictions of who and what the Academy will nominate on Tuesday morning for their 90th Annual Awards - in all categories but three (Live Action Short, Animated Short, and Documentary Short). For the Best Picture category, the Academy rules state that there can be "up to 10" nominees, but 10 [...]

THE POLKA KING (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated TV-14 (for language, sexuality, and adult themes) Released: January 19, 2018 Runtime: 95 minutes Directed by: Maya Forbes Starring: Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver,  J.B. Smoove, Vanessa Bayer, Willie Garson Streaming exclusively on Netflix My review of The Polka King, for The Tulsa Voice. Starring Jack Black, it's the crazy [...]

12 STRONG (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated R (for war violence and strong language throughout) Released: January 18, 2018 Runtime: 130 minutes Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Nagahban, William Fichtner, Rob Riggle, Geoff Stults, Trevante Rhodes, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Stowell My review of 12 Strong, for Crosswalk.com. It's based on the true story of the very [...]