“1917” Directed by Sam Mendes Let me start off by saying Sam Mendes’ “1917” is one of the great cinematic achievements, and certainly one of the best films, of this year…maybe more. It is an exhausting, claustrophobia-inducing, terrifying and ultimately, … Continue reading “1917”
Now that the summer’s biggest blockbusters have all been released, it’s time to give them a look and, hopefully, help you decide what to bother renting/streaming. I know, I know…”Jason, if I wanted see them, I already would have”! Well, … Continue reading The BIG Summer Flicks of ’18! Worth Streaming?
Well, this should be an interesting awards show. “Interesting” because, with the exception of one or two races, it could go in a million different directions. And, unlike the Oscars, whose voting I can usually anticipate with some ease, I … Continue reading 2018 SAG Awards Predictions
Last year, the Nominating Committee got it perfect, with brilliant performances recognized across the board in this area. This year? Not so much. Well, let’s say half and half. That said, placing miniseries and TV movies together always seems slightly … Continue reading 2018 SAG Awards Viewing Guide: Part 4 – TV Movie or Miniseries Awards
“Doctor Strange” Directed by Scott Derrickson I went in to “Doctor Strange” utterly ignorant of this Marvel character’s history. And, usually, that’s not a problem with Marvel films, because, unlike DC Comic films, Marvel films are filled with an underlying … Continue reading “Doctor Strange”
“Black Mass” Directed by Scott Cooper As evidenced by the promo still above, this movie is mostly about prosthetics. Cooper and Depp have created an engaging (although not thrilling) Cliff notes version of a very unique and specific place at … Continue reading “Black Mass”
Directed by Morten Tyldum Another film that bites off more than it can chew. Tyldum, who made his name with the brilliant “Headhunters” a few years back, can’t decide between a WWII thriller or a look back on the heinous … Continue reading “The Imitation Game”