Tag: Manchester By the Sea

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound & Netflix’s Ongoing Courtship of the Ever-Reluctant Oscars

Streaming’s ongoing disruption of the traditional theatrical model and TV broadcasting norms has now reached the point where we barely even notice it anymore. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won Best Comedy at the Golden […]

Film Review: Stronger Is One of the Most Genuinely Moving Movies Of the Year

Stronger is probably not the movie you want, but it’s definitely the movie you need. I say that because after Manchester By the Sea (and so many other Affleck or David O. Russell-connected movies like […]

My Somewhat Snarky Oscar Predictions: Is It Too Late to Just Give Everything to “San Junipero”?

The Oscars are tonight. I’ve got to get my picks out asap. So, here they are [shocker: I’m predicting a big night for La La Land, aka, Academy voter catnip]: ABOVE THE LINE CATEGORIES Best […]

Manchester By the Sea Wouldn’t Exist If Matt Damon Wasn’t Such a Nice Guy

It’s easy to mock Matt Damon right now. His new movie, The Great Wall, is the worst-reviewed of his career. Its lazy white savior narrative inspired the sarcastic #ThankYouMattDamon trend last week. The truly bizarre […]

My Obligatory Oscar Nominations Reaction Article

La La Land, one of the biggest (and, might I add, best) pieces of Oscar bait in recent memory is now tied with Titanic and All About Eve for most nominations all time with 14. […]

January’s Box Office Pileup: Is This All Because of The Force Awakens?

The question of whether or not there are too many movies in theaters this month certainly qualifies as a first-world problem of the highest degree. Nonetheless, it is a question worth pondering, especially after notable […]

Appreciating the Total, But Enjoyable Bullshit of The Golden Globes

Isabelle Huppert, nominated for her French film Elle and widely considered to be an also-ran up against Natalie Portman and Amy Adams, actually winning Best Actress-Drama? The Night Manager’s British stars Tom Hiddlestone and Hugh […]

My Favorite 15 Films of 2016

2016 was just the worst. Here are 15 films that made it a little better. Why 15 instead of the standard 10? Because I just had to be different, that’s why. Deal with it. #15 – […]

Film Review: The Bleak Beauty of Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan’s bleak, moving portrayal of new grief piling itself upon deep-rooted anguish, exists in a perpetually cloudy and frigid setting. The titular town, comprised exclusively of somber colors, cannot help […]

Box Office: There Are No Blockbusters Among This Year’s Likely Oscar Nominees. So What?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is in a tough spot. The ratings for the Oscars telecasts have been trending down in any year not hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. ABC leveraged this in their […]