Tagged: Best Picture Nominees

What We’re Streaming: June 2020

Apparently, it’s June. I’m as shocked as you are; thanks to viruses, shutdowns, and widespread looting, I haven’t dared to go outside since Easter. While I’m sure someday movie theaters will reopen and once again the Agony Booth will be…

Titanic (1997)

Over the course of his career, James Cameron has directed a total of 8 feature films thus far. The most successful of these was his last one, Avatar, which was for a time both the most expensive movie ever…

All the President's Men vs. The Post

With Donald Trump now officially the third US president to be impeached, here’s a look at two movies that focused on events which came close to making him the fourth. Both of these films involve journalists from the Washington Post…

Movies that Predicted Trump: All the King’s Men (1949)

History time, kids! Once upon a time, in a magical land of wealth and opportunity commonly known as the US of A lived a humble country lawyer named Huey P. Long. The nation had just emerged as one of the victors of a bloody World War and was going through an exciting period of technological progress and prosperity, blissfully unaware of the looming Wall Street crash and the ensuing Great Depression.

Boyhood (2014)

“While a lot of people will see it due to all the awards and accolades it received in the last year, this is primarily a film made by a cinephile for cinephiles.”

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

“It’s hard to fault a film for not being what you want it to be, but one can’t help but wonder what would happen if Tarantino treated his material with a little more maturity or respect.”

Django Unchained (2012)

“Will people look back on Django Unchained as Tarantino's masterwork? Most likely not, as Pulp Fiction is so culturally ingrained, and Inglourious Basterds is much more daring. However, Django is that rare film that just works on every level.”