Film

  1. Call it the Grooviest Movie of 2017

    ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘I, Tonya’ Screener Copies Leaked to Piracy Networks. [URL]https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/lady-bird-call-name-tonya-173210732.html[/URL] Three of my top fave movies of the year out of 9. That is one-third. Happy New Year! Call Me by Your Name is a must see. My fave movie of 2017--by a landslide. First movie that's transported me and made me feel something, anything, in a long time. Will rearrange you and change you. Your dreams will shift. You may just want...
  2. The 2016 Movie List

    Like the years before, this is an ongoing list. This one spans January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016. Here are the other years' lists: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. I will rank each film from one to four stars. 2016 Films: 45 Years ~ 4 Cooked ~ 4 The Invitation ~ 3.5 The Choice ~ 3 My Big Fat Greek wedding 2 ~ 2.5 Non-2016 films seen this year: Billions in Change ~ 4 Joy Division ~ 4 Mitt ~ 4 Room ~ 4 Experimenter ~ 4 The Martian ~ 4 Trumbo ~ 4 The Danish Girl ~ 4...
  3. After the film ended, I wondered...

    TJust saw the film Mr. Turner. At the end of the movie I was left with a question: What became of the housekeeper? Ever have a question(s) pop into your head after the movie is over... or a day later? This will be an ongoing post—to be modified when new movies come to mind. Warning ~ Movie Spoilers Ahead Mr. Turner: What became of the housekeeper? Birdman: Was that movie way overrated, or what? Gone Girl: What the heck did we just watch? Did Chris Nolan direct this? The Riot...
  4. Oscars 2015

    My ballot: My picks in gold; winners in blue.
  5. A Year in Movies: 2015

    Like the years before, this is an ongoing list. This one spans January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015. Here are the other years' lists: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. I will rank each film from one to four stars. 2014 and 2015 released movies seen in 2015: Spy ~ 4 Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story ~ 4 Trainwreck ~ 4 The End of the Tour ~ 4 Man Up ~ 4 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl ~ 4 A Day in the Life of a Dictator ~ 4 Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story ~ 4 Far from the Madding Crowd ~ 4...
  6. Best Picture Nominees of 2013 w/Commentary

    Nine films are vying for the Oscar for Best Picture. As of tonight, I have now seen all nine. My 2014 Oscar Ballot Which film will win? My guess is 12 Years a Slave. Which do I wish to win? Nebraska. Just saw this film tonight. What a wonderful story with characters that cement themselves into both mind and heart. The black and white cinematography, by Phedon Papamichae, is breathtaking—reminiscent of Gianni Di Venanz's cinematography in Fellini's 8 1/2. Nebraska 8 1/2 Here are...
  7. My 2014 Oscar Ballot

    Best Films 2013, Oscars 2013, Oscars Ballot 2013, Oscars 2012, Oscar Ballot 2012, In Bed With Oscar, Oscars 2011. The Academy Awards ceremony was broadcasted Sunday, March 2, 2014. Some categories I have not voted in yet. Black dot denotes my picks. Red dot denotes winners.
  8. Golden Globes 2014

    The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Ceremony Aired January 12, 2014 Nominees My picks are in bold font. Winners are underlined. Some categories I did not vote in. Best Picture, Drama 12 Years a Slave Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Rush Best Director Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave Alexander Payne - Nebraska David O. Russell - American Hustle...
  9. The 2014 Movie Roundup

    Like the years before, this is an ongoing list. This one spans December 15, 2013 - December 31, 2014. Here are the other years' lists: 2013, 2012, 2011. I will rank each film from one to four stars. 2014 movies seen: The Theory of Everything ~ 4 The Fault in Our Stars ~ 4 Maleficent ~ 4 Whiplash ~ 4 American Sniper ~ 3.5 The Interview ~ 3.5 Boyhood ~ 3.5 Frank ~ 3.5 Chef ~ 3 The Trip to Italy ~ 3 The Price of Gold ~ 3 Gone Girl ~ 2.5 What If ~ 1.5 Non-2014 films seen:...
  10. Heavy Industry and Ruins Porn

    I am going to share something with you that you may not know about me. I like porn. All kinds of porn. Human fleshy glossies and foodie shots, but most of all, heavy industry and ruins porn. What the heck is that, you ask? It is photography of urban decay... abandoned deindustrialization artifacts such as buildings, factories, houses, bridges, parking lots etc. But not all ruins porn is titillating to me. We all have our preferences right? My niche? Heavy industry, baby! Bring on the blast...
  11. Keanu Reeves is a Psychopath in My Own Private Idaho

    That's right, Keanu Reeves is a psychopath as the character, Scott Favor, in Gus Van Sant's film, My Own Private Idaho. More on this in a bit. But first... What do they call it when you view a movie again, many years later, and see it in a different light? Answer... proof that we can and do change. Our attitudes, perceptions, and values change over time. And this is a good thing. New information and evidence should have us reevaluating our positions. If not, what is the point of learning...
  12. Oscars ~ Tonight! Who WILL Win!

    Oscars Ballot 2013, Oscars 2012, Oscar Ballot 2012, In Bed With Oscar, Oscars 2011. If it is in red, it is also my personal choice. Best Picture ~ Argo Best Director ~ Steven Spielberg Best Actor ~ Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actress ~ Emmanuelle Riva Best Supporting Actor ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actress ~ Anne Hathaway Best Foreign Language Film ~ Amour The Aftermath! Argo wins Best Picture! Yeah! Great film and deserving of the top honors. Too bad Affleck...
  13. Favorite Films from the United Kingdom

    These are my favorite films that were produced by companies located/registered in the UK. Or, ones that really feel like they were made there, thus deserving the label. Ha! In no particular order... Secrets and Lies The Imitation Game Billy Elliot War of the Buttons Tyrannosaur Mr. Turner Trainspotting The Crying Game 2001: A Space Odyssey Frank Lawrence of Arabia A Room With a View Sophie's Choice About Time Shame 12 Years a Slave Broken Atonement Pride & Prejudice...
  14. Best Digital Distractions 2012 ~ A Year-End Roundup

    Movies: Best 2012 releases: Take This Waltz Amour Argo Looper Bernie Side by Side Game Change Zero Dark Thirty The Hunger Games Silver Linings Playbook Pitch Perfect (for fun factor) Best non-2012 films: 8 ½ Shame Weekend Gates of Heaven 2001 Space Odyssey My Dinner With Andre Some Like It Hot The Apartment This is Not a Film La Dolce Vita Bonnie and Clyde eBooks: Faves: Mortality The Magic of Reality Poorly Made in China: An...
  15. 2013 Movies ~ An Ongoing List With Ratings

    A Year of Movies January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013 (To be updated on an ongoing basis) Last Year's List (2012) Slate's Movie Spoilers Podcast With Critic Dana Stevens 2013 Movies Seen: 12 Years a Slave ~ 4 Gravity ~ 4 Blue is the Warmest Color ~ 4 How to Make Money Selling Drugs ~ 4 Nebraska ~ 4 Enough Said ~ 4 The Crash Reel ~ 4 All is Lost ~ 3.5 Dallas Buyers Club ~ 3.5 Her ~ 3.5 Philomena ~ 3.5 About Time ~ 3.5 The Spectacular Now ~ 3.5 Spring Breakers ~ 3.5...
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