Tag Archives: Academy Awards

Did they really do a full Academy Awards show for 2020?

I spent January dicking around, procrastinating on the usual year-end routines for a film writer. Going through those particular motions after 2020, acting like we’d gotten a full slate of movies, felt dishonest. It felt boring. I didn’t do a … Continue reading

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‘Judy’ is everything you’ve come to hate about Oscarbate

2/10 The highest praise you could give Judy that it’s a comprehensive rundown in the poorest, most predictable instincts that go into making this kind of movie and a master class in what not to do. The film recalls the … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip- All ‘Captain Marvel’ all the time, ‘Us’ premiers at SXSW

Captain Marvel zoomed in to save the 2019 box office with a $153.4 million debut and $456.7 million worldwide. That ranks for the third highest March opening, the fifth highest international opening and the sixth highest worldwide opening on the … Continue reading

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‘The Favourite,’ and with good reason

9/10 The Favourite is at once a fearsome period drama and a no-holds-barred, pitch-black  comedy about power, sex and sass. It queers a fascinating historical power struggle and brings it perfectly into the Trump era. In 1708 during the War of … Continue reading

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On La La Land and fascist propaganda

As La La Land danced through theaters the past few months to the tune of $137.5 million domestic, a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations and a Best Picture victory that’s been presumed to be in the bag for months now, … Continue reading

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