Wes Anderson – Ranked

"I like to do things that are a little surrealistic but with characters who are real. So that, even if things are a little unusual, the emotions will come through anyway." - Wes Anderson Surreal and unusual are two words that can be used to accurately describe Wes Anderson's films but the reason I really appreciate … Continue reading Wes Anderson – Ranked

10 Common Things In Society That Should Have Improved By Now But Haven’t For Some Reason

I'm often agitated, I'm frequently bothered, I'm usually confused. There are a lot of things I don't like or understand. This is a list of those things. I believe there are a lot of things in society that we, as the human race, could improve on. I'm not talking about war, genocide, racism, poverty, or … Continue reading 10 Common Things In Society That Should Have Improved By Now But Haven’t For Some Reason

Portrait of a Lady on Fire Is 2019’s Hidden Masterpiece – Review

I've heard a lot about Céline Sciamma's fourth feature film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, over the course of the past few months. It became a favorite of many film critics once the film started playing on the festival circuit. It even won the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes film festival back in … Continue reading Portrait of a Lady on Fire Is 2019’s Hidden Masterpiece – Review

The Top 15 Beers in Your Life* (*Written By a 23 Year Old)

I love beer. There's no doubt that it's a versatile beverage. You can never really go wrong with a beer. That being said, there are certain situations where that can, pint-glass, or bottle just tastes better. That's why I decided to make this list. This isn't a list of brands of beer, or types of … Continue reading The Top 15 Beers in Your Life* (*Written By a 23 Year Old)

Cameron Crowe – Ranked

Cameron Crowe is one of the more interesting filmmakers of the last 30 years. He has made some beloved films, but one cannot write about the career of Crowe without acknowledging the incredible peaks and valleys that exist within his filmography — as well as the fact that he hasn't really made a great movie in … Continue reading Cameron Crowe – Ranked

I’m Ready To Get My Heart Broken Again: The Mets Offseason and Yoenis Cespedes Won’t Speak To Anyone

The New York Mets. The most destructive, problematic, and toxic relationship I've ever been a part of. While this offseason has been a shitshow for the sport of baseball in general, it has been quite the interesting offseason for Mets fans as well. We had to watch out crosstown rival sign Gerrit Cole. We had … Continue reading I’m Ready To Get My Heart Broken Again: The Mets Offseason and Yoenis Cespedes Won’t Speak To Anyone

Dear Over-Planners: You Suck and Everyone Hates You – My Take

Many of the most memorable nights of my life were nights that were unplanned, nights that diverged from their original plan, or nights that were loosely planned the day-of. There's a beauty in that sort of spontaneity. Now, I know what you're thinking, I sound like a girl on hinge whose profile reads, "I just … Continue reading Dear Over-Planners: You Suck and Everyone Hates You – My Take

Downhill: Frequently Entertaining, Ultimately Underwhelming – Review

The writing, directing team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash are the minds behind one of my favorite films of 2013, The Way Way Back. Finally, after seven years, they have released their second film, a remake of the french film Force Majeure entitled Downhill. The excellent way they blended comedy and drama in their 2013 debut greatly … Continue reading Downhill: Frequently Entertaining, Ultimately Underwhelming – Review

Why Birds of Prey Struggled at the Box Office, and An Examination of the Current State of DC Films

So, Birds of Prey has been available to the public for only four days, and already has a new title. The film's original title, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), was changed after a disappointing opening weekend at the box office. The film is now called Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. Like I … Continue reading Why Birds of Prey Struggled at the Box Office, and An Examination of the Current State of DC Films

BREAKFAST (And A Small Existential Crisis About Becoming An Adult) – My Take

There are two types of people in the world: People who eat breakfast everyday, and people like myself who have not figured out how to be an adult yet. Yup, this is going to be an entire blog about breakfast. I'm oddly fascinated by people who manage to eat breakfast every single day. As a … Continue reading BREAKFAST (And A Small Existential Crisis About Becoming An Adult) – My Take

Wait, What?: 2020 Oscar’s Instant Reactions and Quick Thoughts

(Opening #1: I went 17 for 21, Good Job Shane) (Opening #2: We Had To Watch The Grammys For The Academy To Finally Reward The Right Movie.) The Real Opening: We Love Bong Joon-Ho. Best Picture Reaction: I wrote in my Oscar's prediction blog, "I’m curious to see if the Academy goes in a bold new direction … Continue reading Wait, What?: 2020 Oscar’s Instant Reactions and Quick Thoughts

2020 Academy Awards: Predictions and Picks

Well, it's finally that time. The 92nd Oscar's take place this Sunday night. This feel like one of the most predictable Oscar years in recent memory. The four acting categories seem to have been decided over a month ago, and there are clear frontrunners for Best Picture and Best Director as well. Not too many … Continue reading 2020 Academy Awards: Predictions and Picks

Celebrating The Films of 2019 With Awards That Don’t Exist at The Oscar’s

The Oscar's are only a few days, but I decided to give out some of my own awards before then. As we all know, the Oscar's can only nominate so many films each year, and they tend to omit many films, filmmakers, and actors that deserve recognition and celebration. So, I have decided to create … Continue reading Celebrating The Films of 2019 With Awards That Don’t Exist at The Oscar’s

Explaining and Analyzing The Confusing Way The Academy Chooses Best Picture

The Academy has a very convoluted way of selecting the Best Picture winner, and it's all Batman's fault. Allow me to explain. When the Academy revealed their Oscar nominations in 2009, they were met with great pushback because Christopher Nolan's acclaimed film The Dark Knight did not receive a Best Picture nomination. This caused the … Continue reading Explaining and Analyzing The Confusing Way The Academy Chooses Best Picture

Best Picture Winners From The 2010s – Ranked

The 92nd Academy Awards take place this Sunday. They will honor the films from the final year of the 2010s. Many consider 2019 to be the best movie year of the decade. Personally, I think 2017 is a real competitor, but I would still probably have to give the nod to 2019. It was an … Continue reading Best Picture Winners From The 2010s – Ranked

Comparing My Life Accomplishments at Age 23 to Patrick Mahomes’ at 24

So, last night Patrick Mahomes led his team to a Super Bowl victory at the very young age of 24. He walked away with Super Bowl MVP honors as well, making him the youngest person ever to win Super Bowl MVP. Just last year he became the youngest person ever to win a regular season … Continue reading Comparing My Life Accomplishments at Age 23 to Patrick Mahomes’ at 24

The Top 10 Most Memorable Super Bowl Plays Of My Lifetime

(NFL does not allow their videos to be played on other websites but click the link I provided to view any of these plays) 10. (TIE) Devin Hester Opening Kickoff Return in Super Bowl XLI & Jacoby Jones 109 Yard Return in Super Bowl XLVII Watch Devin Hester Here Watch Jacoby Jones Here I couldn't choose … Continue reading The Top 10 Most Memorable Super Bowl Plays Of My Lifetime

Friends Who Are Nice To Each Other All The Time Creep Me Out – My Take

If we're friends, don't be nice to me. Have you ever been around a group of friends that is just really supportive and nice to each other like ALL the time? Even when you're hanging out with them in a casual, comfortable setting they still like... root for one another? It's fucking weird. I simply … Continue reading Friends Who Are Nice To Each Other All The Time Creep Me Out – My Take

Paul Thomas Anderson – Ranked

"I had older brothers and sisters who were doing drugs and playing rock music and doing all those insane things. I was watching." - Paul Thomas Anderson A quote like this is so fascinating and illuminating to me when thinking about Paul Thomas Anderson's films and the characters that inhabit them. One of the many … Continue reading Paul Thomas Anderson – Ranked

Marvel Cinematic Universe – Ranked

I’m aware of what Marvel movies are. What I mean by that is I know they’re not the most prestigious form of filmmaking that exists. I know there have been great Marvel movies and I know there have been bad Marvel movies. I know that many of the films follow are extremely formulaic, which can … Continue reading Marvel Cinematic Universe – Ranked

Do People Actually Even Have Hobbies Anymore? – My Take

What do people do? That's a real question because I honestly have no idea. So recently I've realized that at the age of 23 years old I don't really have a single answer to the question, "what are your hobbies?" And this is a problem because when you have a lot of boring conversations on … Continue reading Do People Actually Even Have Hobbies Anymore? – My Take