2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY (Movie Review)

Released: February 23, 2017 Runtime: Program A (102 minutes); Program B (82 minutes) Program: Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts for 2017 (Parental Discretion advised) During every Oscar ceremony, there’s a stretch of categories with nominees that virtually no one has ever even heard of, let alone seen: the shorts. Divided into three competitive groups – Animated, Live Action, and Documentary [...]

Short Film THY KINGDOM COME: Sequel To Malick Movie (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTmYWk7kerU Here's the sequel to Terrence Malick's To the Wonder that we never knew we needed. Kind of. Thy Kingdom Come is a 43-minute short film premiering this March at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX. Directed by Euguene Richards, a photojournalist for The New Yorker, it utilizes bonus footage that Malick [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 1 – BLACK PANTHER, Oscar Race, & More (PODCAST)

Episode 1 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema Welcome to the debut episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, a new film conversation podcast co-hosted by myself and Charles Elmore. You can download it on iTunes or stream it here. On this inaugural roundtable, Adam Chitwood (deputy editor, Collider.com) joins us to discuss the [...]

New Film Podcast THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Coming Soon (UPDATE)

I'm excited to announce a new podcasting venture that I'll be co-hosting and co-producing with Charles E. Elmore. It's called "The Bad and the Beautiful", and it's about to debut. A fellow member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, Charles has also produced the Tulsa-based film podcast Videodrone Tulsa and curated its website. Now, as we continue [...]

2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION (Movie Review)

Released: February 16, 2017 Runtime: 134 minutes Program: Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts for 2017 (Parental Discretion advised) During every Oscar ceremony, there’s a stretch of categories with nominees that virtually no one has ever even heard of, let alone seen: the shorts. Divided into three competitive groups – Animated, Live Action, and Documentary – the Academy Award nominated [...]

BLACK PANTHER (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for prolonged sequences of action violence, language, and a brief rude gesture) Released: February 16, 2018 Runtime: 134 minutes Directed by: Ryan Coogler Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Guria, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown, John [...]