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'Tis the Season: "2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations"

Awards season has technically been upon us for some time. I, for some ridiculous reason, choose to not pay all that much attention to anything not involving the typical awards everyone else pays attention to. 2,094 more words


‘Carol,’ ‘Spotlight,’ And ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ Dominate Independent Spirit Nominations

Like the Academy Awards’ cooler younger brother, the Independent Spirit Awards recognize the year’s finest achievements from films not released within the major studio system. The ceremony is decidedly more casual; it takes place on the beach, everyone wears shades, no fewer than three celebrities will show up drunk and/or under the influence of recreational substances. 678 more words


Trumbo Review

Movies about movies—and Hollywood in general—are like little nuggets of joy for people like me. They offer both a history lesson and a reward for being familiar with the movies and celebrities being portrayed. 587 more words

'Spotlight' Review

The journalism thriller is one of the hardest film genres to pull off. Why? Because they’re usually way over-the-top. As a journalist, I always find movies like that cringe-worthy. 986 more words


The Makers Of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Are Going To Extraordinary Lengths To Avoid Piracy

Don’t count on any major Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers leaking before the film’s official release on Dec. 18. That’s not to say nothing important will leak within the next month — the saying “where there’s a will there’s a way” springs to mind in this situation — but if it does happen, those leaks won’t be the fault of the people behind the scenes, at least if Disney and Lucasfilm have anything to say about it. 237 more words


Kenneth Branagh to be honoured by London Critics

Sir Kenneth Branagh will receive the top accolade from the London Film Critics Circle at their awards ceremony in January. 180 more words


The Martian

Awards season is looming (Christmas, who?) which means its time to dust off this old blog and get some writing done!

So, I went to see… 486 more words