Film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Controlling the human condition

I love it when a movie reveals a philosophical perspective on the human condition that shifts my own views. To me, that is the bookmark of a great film. Three Billboards not only says “Hey, look at it this way..” It also reveals the nuances of the subject while displaying your own moral skepticism. Three … Continue reading Film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Controlling the human condition

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Film: The Florida Project – the reality we don’t want to see

I’ve lived in Central Florida for 7 years. When I travel home I’m often asked “How often do you go to the Beach?” or people say “Damn, must be nice living next to Disney World.” And it is... if you can experience those things. Central Florida may perhaps be the tourist capital of the world. … Continue reading Film: The Florida Project – the reality we don’t want to see

The complex categorization of Get Out

When you apply a genre to a film you are trying to squeeze it into this box. The reason we sort films by genre is simply to help viewers decide what they want to watch. Is “Get Out” a comedy? is it a drama? One solid argument made upon the Golden Globe announcement was that … Continue reading The complex categorization of Get Out

My Moviepass Endorsement

Moviepass has the potential to be the life-jacket to a sinking industry. Well, that’s a bit hyperbolic isn’t it? The industry is not “sinking” per se, but it’s also not floating comfortably. 2017 was the worst summer in 25 years for movie theaters. In the midst of all the empty theaters Moviepass’ pie-in-the-sky pipe dream … Continue reading My Moviepass Endorsement

The Weinstein Effect – The necessity of the Hollywood Purge

We are in the midsts of a historical year for the entertainment industry - there is no denying that. Victims, both women and men, suppressed by the lingering aura of those in power, are starting to feel comfortable speaking out and sharing their trauma. Before I get into the meat of this post I have … Continue reading The Weinstein Effect – The necessity of the Hollywood Purge

Film: The Fall of Harvey Weinstein

Film: The Fall of Harvey Weinstein It’s been everywhere. Facebook, Twitter, Reddit... So you pretty much have an idea now that Harvey Weinstein is a despicable creep. Along with these multiple allegations, we are learning more about the complicit behavior of a lot of performers and industry leaders alike. This is not okay. There is … Continue reading Film: The Fall of Harvey Weinstein

Emmys: Final Predictions – 2017

Emmys Final predictions are ranked from most likely to win to least likely. Last Update: 09/16/17 This is a tough year. The Handmaid's Tale vs. This is Us vs. Westworld vs. The Crown vs. Stranger Things has to be one of the closest 4-way races the Drama Series category has seen in years. Any of … Continue reading Emmys: Final Predictions – 2017

Film: Fox wants an Oscar for War for the Planet of Apes

Film: Fox wants an Oscar for War for the Planet of ApesThere were several articles about this recently.It won't happen.Can a summer blockbuster that is both financially and critically successful score some Gold come Oscar season? Absolutely, and it has happened before.Fox can pour some money and resources into this, but it'll be to no … Continue reading Film: Fox wants an Oscar for War for the Planet of Apes

Film: Dunkirk – (3.5/4)

Film: Dunkirk - (3.5/4)Christopher Nolan has long become a household name. A popular director who, every other year, releases a big-budgetted, ambitious, and original blockbuster.Reminiscent of Spielberg's career from "Jaws" on through "Saving Private Ryan," Nolan has a knack for ambitious filmmaking and often succeeds critically. He excels to new heights with "Dunkirk."I'm always intrigued … Continue reading Film: Dunkirk – (3.5/4)

Film: War for the Planet of the Apes – (2.5/4)

Film: War for the Planet of the Apes - (2.5/4) I'm a huge fan of this trilogy. This new apes trilogy is a prime example of how to re-imagine a nostalgic franchise. With modernized poignancy, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," to me, was a huge success. The amount of emotional depth brought to … Continue reading Film: War for the Planet of the Apes – (2.5/4)