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Extremis (2016) Short Film Review

Extremis, a documentary short film from Netflix, is the story of a hospital ICU. As much as the film paces and moves like a medical drama, it is distinctly and heart-wrenchingly real.

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The film opens on a patient, breathing tube affixed, trying desperately just to communicate. The patient can’t write, nor make discernible letters in the air, and can barely point at letters on a sheet of paper. All the while the doctor is trying Continue reading Extremis (2016) Short Film Review

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2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Animated FIlm

The Best Animated Film category at the Academy Awards almost always comes down to two movies if it isn’t already a clear-cut decision going into the night. In the case of 2016, there is a definitive shoe-in candidate.

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That candidate isĀ  Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Animated FIlm

Academy Awards 2016: Best Director Nominee Predictions

The Academy Awards are right around the corner (a few months from now). With the holiday movie season kicking into full gear, it is time to look at what film directors could be honored as nominees at the 2016 Oscar ceremony.

The list of possible candidates is rather long, but here are my projected top five:

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Nominees:

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Black Mass (2015) Movie Review

 

Scott Cooper’s Black MassĀ is the story of crime lord James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) told from the eyes of his criminal underlings as they speak out against him to the FBI.

 

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Bulger, after serving a nine-year stint in Alcatraz prison, straddles together a working crime business in southern Boston in the 1970s. FBI agent and childhood friend of Bulger John Connelly (Joel Edgerton) approaches Bulger with an offer to Continue reading Black Mass (2015) Movie Review

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (2013) Movie Review

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 is an HBO documentary short subject that follows suicide hotline responders as they deal with consoling suicidal veterans and talking them down from the brink. Continue reading Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (2013) Movie Review