Ranking 2022 Best Picture Nominees

Thanks to a combination of seeing two of these last year, a variety of streaming services, cheap showings at local movie theaters, and Oscar Week at the main theater I go to, I was able to do something I have never done before: view all this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. I feel…

My Favorite Movies Of 2021

It's time to wrap up my review of new releases from 2021. Below is my Top 20ish (this will make sense in about 4 movies!) movies of the year, and, if you want to read a bunch of nice things about the other movies I watched last year, you can check out my Be Kind…

Favorite Movies Of 2020

This was a weird year for movies, as I was only able to see two of these movies in an actual movie theater and with me only spending a collective, like, $50 or $60 on these in total (not including subscriptions to streaming services in which case I spent way more than that, but you…

Be Kind Rewind 2020

Hello, everyone! I know that it has been a very long time since I have written, but 2020 has obviously been...odd, to say the least, and writing hasn't been a top priority for any number of reasons. That said, I do want to get back into it, even if only for a couple quick summary…

Star Wars: Before The Rise

Although its universe will continue, thanks to additional films by Rian Johnson, in addition to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor (two characters of similar clout) TV shows on TheMouse+, the decades-spanning Skywalker saga is coming to an apparent close on December 20. In preparation, I watched each film in the franchise (including the non-episodic anthology…

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood Review

Last October, I wrote about Drew Goddard's Bad Times at the El Royale, his second film in the director's chair. In it, I explain how the film has Quentin Tarantino's DNA all over it, with some of the less ideal qualities removed.. Most notably, Goddard's script does not rely on using the n-word to portray the…

About My Absence

Not that I imagine it has been any significant loss for anyone, but it's been three months since I've written anything for this blog, and not for a lack of content. In that time, I've seen a solid handful of movies, including: Booksmart, the tremendously funny directorial debut for Olivia Wilde, Midsommar, Ari Aster's blessedly less upsetting,…