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Oscar Time: Why Moonlight Should Win

…though it still probably won’t. I’ve now seen all nine Best Picture nominees, and here’s my ranking of them (in tiers). This is based on an assessment of the film’s craft, not how much I liked it (*). At the … Continue reading

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Oscar Best Pics

The Oscars are about to start, and I still didn’t get my review of the Best Picture nominees up. Mostly that’s because we just saw the last one, Room, last night. But I thought this was an interesting year because … Continue reading

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Birdman and the Oscar

I’ve seen a lot of discussion about the Best Picture Oscar win for Birdman, and my friend Jakebe wrote a lovely and impassioned argument for Boyhood as Best Picture. And Lance Mannion points out that if you’re worried about a … Continue reading

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“22 Jump Street” and the disappearance of homophobia from bromances

[Minor spoilers for the movie “22 Jump Street” follow!]   The main theme of the very entertaining “22 Jump Street” is “everything is exactly the same as before.” But the secondary theme is basically that Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Janko … Continue reading

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Best Picture 2014

I’ve now seen all nine Best Picture nominees and a few other highly-rated films, and so here are a few thoughts on the best films of 2014: The snubbed: All Is Lost: I loved this movie exactly as much as … Continue reading

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