Oscars 2019 showed that change has come to Tinseltown

(I apologize that this post is coming late but you know how life is!) Last Sunday was Academy Awards Night for Hollywood’s finest. All the stars were out, there was no host and all of the awards would be televised. Along with the diverse list of nominees, this had all the makings of a magicalContinue reading “Oscars 2019 showed that change has come to Tinseltown”

The 2019 Oscars Nominations

The 2019 Oscar Nominations are out, and everyone has an opinion. This blogger is included on that list. Now, I’m not throwing a fit over the nominations but I will admit that there are some surprises…and snubs. But we’ll get to that later.

‘Green Book’ is a comedic-drama full of laughs and heart.

When I saw Green Book‘s first trailer, I instantly drew comparisons to Driving Miss Daisy. With two actors whose work I’ve enjoyed of the years, I didn’t have to be oversold on how good this movie could be. In this type of film, the movie doesn’t work without a balance between the  two main actors. Viggo Mortensen andContinue reading “‘Green Book’ is a comedic-drama full of laughs and heart.”

Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling rocket the start of the Oscar Race in ‘First Man’

We all know how the formula works for a movie looking to enter the Oscar Race. If it works, why mess with it? Damien Chazelle followed the same formula in First Man that earned him multiple nominations with La La Land. With this movie, the young director is looking for a different result come OscarsContinue reading “Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling rocket the start of the Oscar Race in ‘First Man’”

‘The Post’ delivers an obvious message, elevated by Hanks’ and Streep’s performances

If there was ever a movie more suited for this current time, The Post would be the one. In this current era, where words are tossed around like “fake news”, we need to be reminded about speaking truth to power through the written word. Despite the period-specific sideburns and a screen choked with casual cigarette smokeContinue reading “‘The Post’ delivers an obvious message, elevated by Hanks’ and Streep’s performances”

Beautiful and magical, ‘The Shape of Water’ is a serious Best Picture Contender

It’s January so all the movies that have Oscar potential are coming out to theaters everywhere after languishing in select theaters during the last few weeks of 2017. One movie in particular that is receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences alike is Guillermo del Toro’s dark fantasy, The Shape of Water. I went intoContinue reading “Beautiful and magical, ‘The Shape of Water’ is a serious Best Picture Contender”