Tag: Oscars

Movie Review: The Little Things

Movie Review: The Little Things
THE LITTLE THINGS Genre: Thriller Rating: R Running Time: 128 mins. Where Can You See It?: In Theatres and HBO Max (for 30 days) Premise: A jaded deputy sheriff “with a secret” (Denzel Washington) partners with a hotshot LASD detective (Rami Malek) to hunt a serial killer in 1990. Jared Leto plays their main suspect.  Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-director John Lee Hancock originally wrote... Read more »

Movie Review: News of the World

Movie Review: News of the World
NEWS OF THE WORLD Genre: Western Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 118 mins. Where Can You See It?: In Theaters & Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) Premise: A civil war veteran (Tom Hanks) who travels around America reading the “news of the world” to various townsfolk, encounters a young girl (newcomer Helena Zengel) who was abducted by Native Americans, and is left... Read more »

Movie Review: Promising Young Woman

Movie Review: Promising Young Woman
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 113 mins. Where Can You See It?: In Theaters & Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) Premise: A med school dropout haunted by a past event seeks revenge against the men who played a part in that past event, and tries to navigate a new relationship in the process.  Behind-the-Scenes: This is writer-director... Read more »
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Movie Review: One Night in Miami...

Movie Review: One Night in Miami...
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 115 mins. Where Can You See It?: Amazon Prime Premise: On February 25, 1964, after Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) defeats Sonny Liston to become the Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, he gathers with friends Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) to... Read more »

Movie Review: Pieces of a Woman

Movie Review: Pieces of a Woman
PIECES OF A WOMAN Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 127 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: In the wake of a heartbreaking home birth, a couple (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf) try to pick up the pieces of their emotionally shattered lives, isolated from each other and surrounded by grief. Behind-the-Scenes: Premiered at Sundance in January... Read more »

Movie Review: Sound of Metal

Movie Review: Sound of Metal
SOUND OF METAL Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 121 mins. Where Can You See It?: Amazon Prime Premise: A heavy metal band drummer (The Night Of’s Riz Ahmed) loses his hearing and has to learn to live with the silence that follows. Behind-the-Scenes: Premiered at the 2020 Sundance Fest to great acclaim. Many of the supporting roles are filled by... Read more »
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Movie Review: Wolfwalkers

Movie Review: Wolfwalkers
WOLFWALKERS Genre: Animation Rating: PG Running Time: 103 mins. Where Can You See It?: Apple TV+ Premise: In 1600s Celtic Ireland, a young apprentice hunter befriends a wild girl from a mysterious tribe who transform into wolves when sleeping. Too bad the young hunter’s father has been tasked by the nearby town to wipe out the last remaining wolf pack. Behind-the-Scenes: From the same... Read more »

Movie Review: Mank

Movie Review: Mank
MANK Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 131 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Tracks Hollywood screenwriter and alcoholic Herman J. Mankiewicz throughout the 1930s as he works to complete the script for Citizen Kane. Behind-the-Scenes: David Fincher’s dad, Jack Fincher, wrote the screenplay. Jack passed away in 2003, and David has long toyed with the idea of... Read more »

Movie Review: Da 5 Bloods

Movie Review: Da 5 Bloods
DA 5 BLOODS Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 154 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Four Vietnam vets (Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Peters) return to the country to recover the remains of their respected captain Stormin’ Norman (Chadwick Boseman), along with the treasure of gold bars they buried long ago. Their past... Read more »
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Oscar Predictions 2020

Oscar Predictions 2020
Call it a fool’s errand, but it’s February and that means it’s time to predict who the Academy will reward at the Oscars. One thing about predicting the Oscars – it doesn’t really matter if you’ve seen everything. Sometimes that just gets in the way. I often find myself picking with my heart instead of... Read more »