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REVIEW -- Indochine (1992)

My first review of the year is of a film that is as intriguing as it is flawed and problematic. First released in 1992,  Regis Wargnier’s… 324 more words


Manchester by the Sea is Tragic, Hilarious Oscar Bait.

Manchester by the Sea stars Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler, a janitor who must become the guardian of his nephew when his brother dies of a heart attack. 396 more words



Against all odds, there’s not a hint of violence in it. And I could’ve sworn I smelled it coming, more than once. Even a mid-film car accident is realized off screen…plus the victim survives! 334 more words


La La Land: Oscar Bait in its Purest Form

(This review contains very slight story spoilers for La La Land, so if you are in any way spoiler phobic, I suggest trying to see it first and then coming back to read this. 1,298 more words


Ep110: Oscar Bait Breakdown, 2016


It’s time for our first annual Oscar Bait Breakdown on the Now Conspiring podcast, but that’s not all we covered this week. We also did a full Show and Tell, which included more new movies than ever thanks to our alarming movie theater habit… 140 more words


Cutting To The Chase: "Reds" (1981)

Younger Me looks back on a movie that I now grudgingly sort of enjoy…when I’m in the mood for a talky piece of puke.One of the best scenes in the movie:


Loving is a classy and low-key liberal version of something like God’s Not Dead 2, a Christian drama about the separation between church and state. 217 more words

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