Predictions for the 91st Annual Academy Awards

The Oscars this year have moved up a few weeks and they will be host-less for the first time in 30 years. No one really knows what to expect from the ceremony, could there be a surprise host? Rumors suggest Whoopi Goldberg. Probably the only thing we have a sense of is who most of … Continue reading Predictions for the 91st Annual Academy Awards

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Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Teenage Miles Morales must contend with living up to his parents' expectations after getting admitted to an esteemed high school and with living up to the expectations of multiple Spider-heroes after getting bitten by a radioactive spider of his own. Into the Spider-Verse is the most visually creative and innovative movie since Edgar Wright's Scott … Continue reading Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Review: Bumblebee

After five outings with Michael Bay's hyper-active directed action, Travis Knight of 2016's excellent animated epic Kubo and the Two Strings brings a refreshing and necessary course correction in style, tone, and quality for the Transformers series. By scaling things waaaay back and focusing on the relationship between Hailee Steinfeld and her robot co-star, the film ends … Continue reading Review: Bumblebee

Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his Oscar-winning film Moonlight, is based off the James Baldwin novel of the same name, and finds the director further refining his style to create a piece that feels more like a free-form jazz composition or a long-form poem than a narrative. Exquisitely shot and wonderfully performed, If Beale Street Could … Continue reading Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

Review: Roma

Roma tells the story of a young housekeeper working for a middle-class family living in Mexico City during the 1970's. Roma isn't a traditional narrative but rather an unique experience of life that only a filmmaker like Alfonso Cuarón could create. Cuarón, also serving as his own cinematographer, crafts an endless stream of breathtaking images … Continue reading Review: Roma