Tag Archives: Academy Awards

‘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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‘Manchester’ bathes in critical acclaim despite being entirely unremarkable

Manchester by the Sea is sitting at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and is expected to garner several Academy Awards nominations. It’s not a bad movie, but it certainly doesn’t deserve that level of recognition. The film follows Lee Chandler … Continue reading

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