Note: Yep, spoilers. I’m not bothering to attempt this review without actually talking about the film.
From the first sequence of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it is clear that what you are watching is going to be a different take on the Star Wars universe. It is a dogfight in the skies of space, with the roguish Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) quipping as he leads a squadron of bombers toward the First Order fleet.
This sequence engages with the formulaic conceit of a Star Wars dogfight, and it even replicates Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) (SPOILER) Movie Review
Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) travels from food joint to food joint trying to sell a five-spindle milkshake mixer. No one bites, but as he sits defeated at these drive-in restaurants, he notices a trend. A trend of slowness, inaccuracy.
When a small, bustling outfit out of San Bernadino named McDonald’s orders an inexplicable eight mixers for one location, Kroc is Continue reading The Founder (2016) Movie Review
Note: I have covered the four acting categories in depth here.
- Patricia Arquette — Boyhood
- Laura Dern — Wild
- Keira Knightley — The Imitation Game
- Emma Stone — Birdman
- Meryl Streep — Into the Woods
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Earlier this month, the Academy announced their nominations for their annual Oscar ceremony. As always, there are obvious snubs and other surprises. Here are a few that stood out to me. Continue reading Surprises from the 2015 Academy Award Nominations