AMC, Regal, and Cinemark Announce Plans to Open Theaters in July. Will Moviegoers Show Up?

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?

Judd Apatow – Ranked

Perhaps no single person has had a bigger impact on the comedy landscape this century than Judd Apatow. Through the absurdly high number of television shows and films that he has written, directed, and produced—Apatow has created a genre unto himself, all while helping launch some of the biggest comedic stars working today. Despite his … Continue reading Judd Apatow – Ranked

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)

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 Safdie Brothers – Ranked

Josh and Benny Safdie's parents got divorced when the two future filmmakers were still very young. Around this time, the Safdie brother's father, Alberto, had them watch the film Kramer vs. Kramer, for the purposes of explaining the situation to his two young sons. A story like this makes it clear that, at an early age, the … Continue reading The Safdie Brothers – Ranked

Will Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Actually Reopen Theaters in July? (And Bonus List of My Top 5 Films of the Year So Far)

Since the start of quarantine, movie theater owners have been eagerly waiting for the release of Christopher Nolan's newest film, Tenet. This is because many prognosticators have held the belief that this will be the film to reopen theaters, when its July 17th release date comes around. While many major studio releases—such as Mulan, No Time to … Continue reading Will Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Actually Reopen Theaters in July? (And Bonus List of My Top 5 Films of the Year So Far)

The Top Ten Biggest Oscar Travesties of All Time

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

Aaron Sorkin – Ranked

Aaron Sorkin has been one of the biggest names in TV and film writing since the early 1990's. Throughout his career he has captivated audiences with his distinct, innovative, and dialogue-heavy writing style. Both his television work, which includes shows like The West Wing, Sports Night, and The Newsroom, and his films, including The Social Network, A Few Good Men, Charlie … Continue reading Aaron Sorkin – Ranked

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

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

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

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

Shia LaBeouf Has Apparently Written A Film About The Life of Kevin Abstract

"Best boy band since One Direction" I read this news today on The Playlist and wanted to share some of my initial thoughts on it because it's honestly one of the more exciting pieces of movie news I've heard in a while. I love BROCKHAMPTON and I love Kevin Abstract. I also think Shia LaBeouf had … Continue reading Shia LaBeouf Has Apparently Written A Film About The Life of Kevin Abstract

Bad Boys For Life: The Blueprint For a New Type of January Release? – Review

For a long time now, January has been known to be a sort-of cinematic garbage can for studios to dump their trash in at the beginning of the year. Every time we turn the calendar from one year to the next we can expect a hoard of bad movies to fill theaters across the country. … Continue reading Bad Boys For Life: The Blueprint For a New Type of January Release? – Review

My 30 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

(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

Revisiting Joker: A Deep Dive Into 2019’s Most Controversial Film And The Discourse That Has Surrounded It

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

The 2020 Academy Award Nominations – My Reaction

Let’s get the most important thing out of the way first, which is me. I predicted 15 categories on Friday and got 62 correct nominees out of a total 79. Not bad, not great, but I did go 9 for 9 in my best picture so I’m counting that as a success. Now to my … Continue reading The 2020 Academy Award Nominations – My Reaction

Predicting The Nominees For The 2020 Oscars

The 2020 Oscar nominees are going to be announced Monday morning. 2019 was perhaps the best movie year of the decade and one of the best of the past 20 years. If you're a movie fan you should be looking forward to these Oscars. But, as with every year there are bound to be snubs … Continue reading Predicting The Nominees For The 2020 Oscars

2020 Golden Globes Instant Reactions

I'm writing this after spending the entire day drinking while watching football so bear with me, we're gonna make this as short as possible. Let's start with the positives: Phoebe Waller-Bridge won Best Actress in a TV series, Musical or Comedy, and Fleabag won Best Series, Musical or Comedy, so that's dope. (By the way, … Continue reading 2020 Golden Globes Instant Reactions

Why Movie Theaters are Important, and I Still Love Going To Them – My Take

“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

No, Marvel Movies Did Not Ruin Hollywood – My Take

If you’ve ever been on film twitter, or the Youtube comment section of a film review/commentary channel, or talked to Martin Scorsese, you may have heard the idea that Marvel is a problem for Hollywood. The theory is based on the idea that Marvel boxes out smaller films, and smaller filmmakers, from receiving attention or … Continue reading No, Marvel Movies Did Not Ruin Hollywood – My Take

Top Ten Favorite Films of 2019

10. Waves Waves is written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and stars Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Sterling K. Brown. It follows a suburban family led by a controlling and complicated father figure (Brown). This was the most visceral movie experience of 2019 for me. It is almost a sensory overload with Shults' … Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Films of 2019