2022 Oscars: Who Should/Will Win?

I hate the Oscars! It is happening again! It is Hollywood’s biggest night! Like an idiot, I have cared deeply about the Oscars since I was 14. 2011 was a formative film year for me, with some of my favorite movies ever made competing against each other for top prizes. Every year since then, I… Continue reading 2022 Oscars: Who Should/Will Win?

2021 Movies Ranked

Despite every passing year seeming bleaker and bleaker in regards to the quality of art being produced in the world (as is such in a society plagued by late-stage capitalism), I am delighted to report that 2021 was actually an excellent year for movies. Sure, that could just be because so many of the big… Continue reading 2021 Movies Ranked

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

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

UNCUT GEMS

There’s a moment in the second act of UNCUT GEMS where Howard Ratnor (Sandler in the greatest performance of his career) is pounding on a bathroom door of a hazy nightclub, frantically trying to uncover his mistress (played by the revelatory Julia Fox) and The Weeknd together, all while Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank)” is… Continue reading UNCUT GEMS