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25 February 2015

Kingsman: The Best Bond in Years

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I’ve never had much of a taste for the modern James Bond films. The subpar Brosnan films, followed by the latest batch of serious and cold Craig films, have left …

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21 February 2015

Oscar Predictions 2015

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For the first time in many years, the Oscar race is pretty hard to predict. Sure Best Picture has had some surprising results, Crash over Brokeback Mountain, or Shakespeare in …

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21 February 2015

The Academy and Diversity this Year

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Last year’s piece about diversity and the Academy Awards contained some cold hard facts from the LA Times about the break of the gender, race and age of Oscar voters. …

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15 February 2015

The Last Five Years on Film

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*Originally Published: Sept 10, 2014* Director Richard LaGravenese did right by Jason Robert Brown and his off-Broadway masterpiece The Last Five Years. From casting to small script additions to keeping …

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02 February 2015

My Cinematic 2014: 31-50

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For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

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25 January 2015

My Cinematic 2014: 51-70

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For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

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23 January 2015

The Babadook

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The Babadook is an independently made horror film from, almost, first time director Jennifer Kent. She based this film off her prior short film MONSTER, which I can’t really talk …

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21 January 2015

My Cinematic 2014: 71-90

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For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

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18 January 2015

My Cinematic 2014: 91-110

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For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

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18 January 2015

My … Awards, 2014

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The stroke of midnight was 12 hours ago. That means that we’re finally here, 2015. Instead of panicking because that means we’re closer to 2030 than 2000 and you’re just …

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17 January 2015

My Cinematic 2014

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I started this last year, keeping a list of every movie I see all year (just the new releases) in order to form a definitive set of personal rankings come …

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15 January 2015

The Out-of-Touch Academy

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Well that happened! To say that this year’s Oscar nominees are a disappointment is a bit of an understatement. Let’s start with the first announcement, which was done by J.J. …

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13 January 2015

Grand Budapest Hotel Leads BAFTA Noms

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Many journalists are saying that the BAFTA Awards- the British version of the Academy Awards- do not matter as much, because Oscar voting ended yesterday, but last year they showed …

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09 January 2015

The Lies Our Mentors Tell Us: Foxcatcher & Whiplash

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There are a few obvious trends in the stories that dominated (and continue to dominate as the awards roll in) the 2014 cinematic season. Sociopaths had a big year (Gone Girl, …

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