2021 Oscar Talk and Predictions

After a full year of studios releasing legitimately no new movies to theaters due to the widespread Coronavirus pandemic (save for TENET, which did NOT save movie theaters), 2020 was filled with a bunch of mostly mediocre to serviceable films that were direct-to-streaming. Cinema, as we used to know it, has probably died forever and… Continue reading 2021 Oscar Talk and Predictions

23 on 23

I turned 23 last year, February 3rd, drunk off black cherry White Claws, vodka sodas, and whiskey shots at Mel’s Burger Bar, the restaurant I was a bartender at in New York City before the entire country shut down. It was the Super Bowl and I was with a good friend, having fun watching Pat… Continue reading 23 on 23

2020 Movies Ranked

Well, it goes without saying that 2020 was a nightmare of a year and though it’s the least important tragedy of the last 365 days, it was a year that will have unprecedented negative effects on the film industry. We’re not too far from theaters being exclusively designed to play ten different comic book and… Continue reading 2020 Movies Ranked

Martin Scorsese Films Ranked

Martin Scorsese needs no introduction. Marty’s the greatest director alive right now. Depending on if you prefer him or Kubrick (I prefer Marty), he’s probably the greatest American director, too. It wouldn’t be blasphemous to say he’s one of the five greatest directors, either. He’s about as good as it gets, and, despite what some… Continue reading Martin Scorsese Films Ranked

FILMS FOR EACH ZODIAC SIGN

It seems like people are more obsessed with astrology (the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world) than they’ve ever been before. I do enjoy it all quite a good deal (I’m an Aquarius sun, Sagittarius moon, and Virgo rising,… Continue reading FILMS FOR EACH ZODIAC SIGN

Marvel Movies Ranked

On October 4th, 2019, an interview with Martin Scorsese went live where he talked about Marvel movies and was quoted saying, “I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme… Continue reading Marvel Movies Ranked

A24 Films Ranked

A24, in just eight short years, has become one of the most beloved and renowned distributing companies in the entire world. In that time, they’ve released over eighty films as a company, many of which have gone on to rack up multiple Oscar nominations and wins as well as widespread critical acclaim. Aside from that,… Continue reading A24 Films Ranked

THE WAY BACK, EMMA, and FIRST COW

THE WAY BACK Ben Affleck, star of the surprisingly solid THE WAY BACK When I initially saw the trailer for THE WAY BACK, I rolled my eyes and looked to the person next to me and said, “I know that’ll be terrible but I still have to see it.” Thankfully, it wasn’t terrible and it… Continue reading THE WAY BACK, EMMA, and FIRST COW

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

I just returned from seeing PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE for the second time in as many days. It’s the type of film that leaves you robbed of breath for half the runtime. PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is a simple film. It follows a painter in France in the 1700s who has… Continue reading PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

HARLEY QUINN: BIRDS OF PREY and THE ASSISTANT

There were 11 people in the theater for the IMAX experience of HARLEY QUINN: BIRDS OF PREY (which was previously titled from BIRDS OF PREY: THE FABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN but was changed due to poor performance at the box office (a better title for this film would’ve been NEOLIBERALISM: THE MOVIE)). Of… Continue reading HARLEY QUINN: BIRDS OF PREY and THE ASSISTANT