Introducing Film Misery 4.0!

Don't call it a comeback, we've been here for years. In December of 2008 I was a bored, recent college grad living in a quiet Minnesota town with a newly acquired Netflix subscription (4 discs…

Anticipated 2017

12 Most Anticipated Films of 2017

The Most Anticipated Films… …in alphabetical order.  Sorry; ranking these by excitement is too difficult.  I don't usually go about listing my anticipated films until the Oscars for the previous year have happened, but some…

2016 Academy Award Nominations

2016 Academy Award Nominations Announced

Okay, I may have been just a skosh hyperbolic in my writeup on the BAFTA nominations.  You remember, when I said I was a bit more excited to hear the BAFTA nominations than the Academy…

BAFTA

2016 BAFTA Nominations Announced

I’ll be honest, which is always a dangerous thing.  I find myself a bit more excited to hear the BAFTA nominations than I do to hear the Oscar noms.  Part of it is because the…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: September 2015

2015's been a fairly monumental year so far, as far as I'm concerned. Cinema is in good shape, and September only bolsters it with a wealth intriguing, distinct works, some of which have redemptive potential…

Remembering Robin Williams (1951-2014)

[caption id="attachment_24283" align="aligncenter" width="624"] Insomnia (2002)[/caption] A comfortable distance is needed when memorializing a fallen celebrity figure, particularly when your feelings go beyond polite spectatorship. Short enough a time to still be emotionally reeling from…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: July 2014

For those who have difficulty demarcating the dividing line between the front and back half of the year, I can't say July usually does much to emphasize its place in the year. The most promising…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: May 2014

Out of the quiet season and into the bustling metropolis of Summer. The blockbuster onslaught has already begun with Captain America: The Winter Soldier's domination of April, but prepare for them to be a nullifying…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: April 2014

Here we are in April, where the standard, or at least the ambition of output seems to decrease substantially. There are no Noah sized gambles, no Grand Budapest Hotel style formal delights, and nothing provocative…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHT: March 2014

March is the month we can finally live in this year, in more ways than one. The Oscars are over - so are the often barren wastes of January and February, this year livened up…