The Call of the Wild – 2020

Originality: The book by Jack London is one of the great classics of American literature and it is repurposed here with some more modern sensibilities and a rewarding relationship between the dog and his final master. This film feels a bit strained as it tries to make itself relevant, but overall it does its message […]

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Birds of Prey – 2020

Originality: The DC Extended Universe has been one of the most interesting roller coasters in the world of cinema and the latest offering adds a new twist on one of their previously established characters: Harley Quinn. Choosing to focus this film on her character and provide her with decent backstory and development helped this film […]

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Balloon – 2020

Originality: To escape from East Germany into the West was the dream of most freethinking Germans and this film highlights a real-life escape attempt by a family who has sewn their own hot air balloon. This film is well-written, even if it has several flourishes for dramatic effect, but these do a good job of […]

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Quarantine

For the past few months, the world has been in quarantine, and I’ve used this time to watch a number of movies. I’ve not updated this blog since it began. I’ll be posting my reviews for the 2020 films beginning this evening. Additionally, my focus of 2020 has been world cinema and I’ll be discussing […]

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92nd Academy Awards

The Oscars are almost here and this is probably the most competitive one in recent memory. Almost every film nominated would easily be the best film of any other year, but so many good films came out in 2019, that the competition is stiff. Below are my predictions for who/what I think will win and […]

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Top 10 Films of 2019

2019 was an uncannily good year for cinema and in any given year the lowest rungs of this list could easily be the best film of the year. Films from the likes of Tarantino and Scorsese only made my honorable mentions and a movie about Mr. Rogers barely made my top 15. This was an […]

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