All posts by Alex Brannan

The Guest (2014) Movie Review

The Guest is a film by director Adam Wingard. In it, a man named David (Dan Stevens) approaches a family claiming to be a close friend of the family’s eldest son, who died in Afghanistan during the war. The stoic, smooth-talking David says that he has just been discharged from the military, and Continue reading The Guest (2014) Movie Review

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Live Action Short Film

 

The Nominees:

  • Aya — Oded Binnum, Mihal Brezis
  • Boogaloo and Graham — Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
  • Butter Lamp — Wei Hu, Julien Feret
  • Parvaneh — Talkhon Hamzavi, Stefan Echenberger
  • The Phone Call — Mat Kirkby, James Lucas

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Poltergeist (2015) Trailer Reaction

I don’t understand. Carrie (2013) was unnecessary. The Amityville Horror (2005) was unnecessary. Does anybody remember Psycho (1998)? Rebooting classic horror movies simply doesn’t work (95% of the time, at least). Perhaps the only exception to this rule that can be found Continue reading Poltergeist (2015) Trailer Reaction

2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Documentary

 

The Nominees:

  • Citizenfour — Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefor, Dirk Wilutzky
  • Finding Vivian Maier — John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
  • Last Days in Vietnam — Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester
  • The Salt of the Earth — Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier
  • Virunga — Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Visual Effects

 

The Nominees:

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier — Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Daniel Sudick
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes — Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
  • Interstellar — Paul J. Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R. Fisher
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past — Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

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