Whether it's located on a billboard, in a movie theater hallway, a dorm room, or a basement—a spectacular film poster has the ability to grab any movie fan's attention. I have always believed that film posters are much more than just marketing material, they are an art form in their own right. In fact, some … Continue reading The Top 15 Greatest Movie Posters of All Time
Earlier this week, it was announced that Warner Bros. had removed Tenet from its release calendar. This news came as no surprise to film fans, as the rising Covid-19 cases across the United States continue to keep theaters shut down. Still though, this news was a major blow to the exhibition industry, since many cinemas … Continue reading What’s Going on With Tenet, And Should it be Released Online?
2020 has been strange. The coronavirus pandemic has pretty much altered every single aspect of our society in major ways, including the film industry. We've seen the release dates of several 2020 films shift around the calendar (still waiting on you to figure it out Tenet), we've seen next year's Academy Awards be pushed back to … Continue reading At the Halfway Point of the Year, What Are the Top Five Movies of 2020 So Far?
It seems as if right after Warner Bros. announced they'd be pushing back the release date of the film that was supposedly going to reopen cinemas, Christopher Nolan's Tenet, theater companies began announcing plans to restore the theatrical experience. In fact, the three biggest theater chains in America have all announced plans to reopen their theaters … Continue reading AMC, Regal, and Cinemark Announce Plans to Open Theaters in July. Will Moviegoers Show Up?
As the news media and Twitter have shown us, lots of people around the country are eager to return to public gatherings despite many of the health concerns that they bring. It's clear that spending two months in quarantine with little-to-no human contact has resulted in many people going stir-crazy, and created a need for … Continue reading Are People Actually Going to Show Up to Movie Theaters Once They Reopen? (And Top Five 2020 Films I Would Most Like to See in Theaters)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a tendency to, let's say, behave recklessly when it comes time to select the Oscar winners each year. It is no secret amongst film fans that the Academy usually gets things wrong more often than they get things right. This has been a problem throughout the … Continue reading The Top Ten Biggest Oscar Travesties of All Time
"I make films to explore concepts and raise questions, not to tell the audience what to think." - Yorgos Lanthimos Yorgos Lanthimos has been the mastermind behind some of the most eccentric and idiosyncratic films of the 21st century. A native of Greece, Lanthimos has been considered a pioneering voice in the so-called "Greek Weird … Continue reading Yorgos Lanthimos – Ranked
Obviously, the COVID-19 crisis has caused a lot of problems for theater chains across the country who were forced to shut down their screens indefinitely due to social distancing guidelines. AMC Theatres, America's biggest cinema chain, is no exception. In fact, they seem to be struggling more than most, as many reports have stated recently … Continue reading AMC Is On The Verge Of Bankruptcy, I Miss Movie Theaters, & My Best, Worst, And Strangest Recent Theater Experiences
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
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
(These films are in order of release date.) Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Dir. Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross) January 24, 2020 A documentary that takes a look at the final moments of a Las Vegas dive bar called "The Roaring 20s" as well as the lives of the patrons and employees. The Ross Brothers are the … Continue reading My 30 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write this. Truthfully, the conversation surrounding Todd Phillips’ Joker had become exhausting about one week after it was released in theaters back in October. In actuality, the conversation that engulfed this film and turned it into such a controversial, divisive moment in American pop culture started weeks before the … Continue reading Revisiting Joker: A Deep Dive Into 2019’s Most Controversial Film And The Discourse That Has Surrounded It
“In my view, the only way to see a film remains the way the filmmaker intended: inside a large movie theater with great sound and pristine picture.”-Ridley Scott I apologize. I don’t mean to start with such a pretentious quote. I apologize for starting with a quote at all, like this is a fucking research … Continue reading Why Movie Theaters are Important, and I Still Love Going To Them – My Take