What I Watched, What You Watched #131

What I Watched, What You Watched #131

Happy Sacred Walloween, everybody! That’s right, it’s my favorite month of the year, and to celebrate, I saw a whole buncha movies, both new releases and older classics. By now I’m sure you’ve read my review of Joker, which was competently made...

‘Joker’ Wins Top Prize In A Controversial 76th Venice Film Festival

‘Joker’ Wins Top Prize In A Controversial 76th Venice Film Festival

Well…that was an interesting conclusion to the Venice Film Festival. After praise and expected awards for Ad Astra, Ema, Saturday Fiction, The Truth, and especially Marriage Story, all of these films went ignored as the Jury instead opts to give...

The Best Of Telluride And Venice: A Critical/Oscar Roundup

The Best Of Telluride And Venice: A Critical/Oscar Roundup

It’s that time of year, folks! When critics much higher than me get invites to Venice and Colorado to see some of the year’s hottest commodities before anyone else, as well as spark Oscar buzz not only for us pundits, but for Academy members...

What’s The Buzz? Early Word On ‘Little Women,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ And More

What’s The Buzz? Early Word On ‘Little Women,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ And More

Mid-summer, just as festivals begin to announce their lineups and studios begin finalizing their winter Oscar contenders, there’s a period of time where whispers begin floating around. They are faint, as if wisps of wind passing through L.A. and...

2019 Toronto International Film Festival Lineup

2019 Toronto International Film Festival Lineup

While the first half of the year may have been dominated by a different kind of Endgame, we Oscar voters and film snobs have entered our own sort of Endgame as the 2019 Toronto Film Festival lineup has been announced, giving us an early look at...

CinemaCon 2019: A Breakdown Of What’s To Come

CinemaCon 2019: A Breakdown Of What’s To Come

Last month, six studios convened in Las Vegas for CinemaCon. Halfway between a major festival and a gross, crass example of commercialization, CinemaCon is an opportunity for studios to show new trailers and clips for their upcoming slate to...