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Manipulative in the Best Possible Way: "Lion" Movie Review (3 Stars)

Great performances and smart direction make this conventional “based on a true story” movie a grade above the rest. 

Lion could’ve been an extremely forgettable film. 517 more words

The Stylish Beat of the Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

When I think of style personified in modern film, the very underrated The Talented Mr. Ripley is one of the very first things that come to mind. 964 more words


CORE STORY: The Academy invites most diverse class of new members ever

Chris Luckett

After the #OscarsSoWhite campaign compelled the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to overhaul their rules and voting members earlier this year, most attention has been elsewhere. 266 more words

Core Stories

The Late Coming and Rocky Road of David O. Russell

Director David O. Russell first made a splash in the film industry after his debut feature film Spanking the Monkey (1994) won him accolades at both the Independent Spirit Awards and Sundance Film Festival. 992 more words


…and All That Jazz: Miles Ahead and an Oscar Prediction

First, a word from our sponsors: I am now offering a new service: so much emphasis has been given lately to the importance of the opening of your screenplay, I now offer coverage for the first twenty pages at the cost of $20.00.  658 more words

Oscars - Best Picture Winner #51

#51 – The Deer Hunter (1978)

THREE HOURS of working-class Russian-Americans who go to war in Vietnam and have several horrific instances involving Russian Roulette. 433 more words


Thoughts (Not a Review) of Anomalisa

Since viewing it in January, I have struggled with the best way to share my thoughts on 2015 Oscar nominee Anomalisa.  Mainly how could I post a review of a film that I skipped large portions of for content reasons?  1,463 more words