Tag Archives: Moonlight

‘Beale Street’ a major step up for already stellar Barry Jenkins

9/10 In 2017, I was unimpressed with Moonlight’s upset Best Picture win over La La Land. Two years later, now that writer/director/producer Barry Jenkins’ followup If Beale Street Could Talk has been strangely passed over in terms of Academy Award … Continue reading

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Eat shit, Disney

Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced big changes for upcoming ceremonies at the behest of the Disney-ABC Television Group that owns the awards ceremony broadcast rights through 2028. Among other changes meant to reduce runtime … Continue reading

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The Open Bar Review – Moonlight

In which Paul and I discuss the 2016 Best Picture winner, La La Land Moonlight. 

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Oscar upset isn’t fair to anyone

Presenters shocked the world last night by presenting the Academy Award for Best Picture to the wrong movie due to a clerical error. While no one wanted this onstage situation, in which La La Land producers were asked to physically … 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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