Proper Hop Soda Review

Haven’t done one of these in a while. I wasn’t even familiar with this soda, but I saw it for sale in a coffeeshop, and was intrigued enough to give it a go. After letting it chill for a few days, I decided it was time to enjoy it on top of a nice dinner…

87th Academy Awards Wrap-Up

Well, it’s over. And I’m glad. The outcome was, in some respects, better than I anticipated. In a way, it was like last year: the best nominee for Best Picture beat the overrated juggernaut, and the tech awards were largely satisfactory, but the acting awards left me largely uninspired. That may be a result more of…

Final Oscar Predictions

Best Picture: American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash It’s a tight race at this point. Birdman has all the guild awards. Boyhood has the Globe, BAFTA, and Critic’s Choice. Based on years past, that actually gives Birdman the edge, but Boyhood has been so roundly acclaimed it’s hard not to predict….

My 4th Annual Film Awards: The Voters Speak!

I asked, and you answered. A week ago, this little poll of mine positively exploded in popularity after I spread the word on social media, which led Arnaud Trouvé (aka CineCharlie) to inform none other than Brontis Jodorowsky that he was up for my award! Not only that, but Sr. Jodorowsky proceeded to share the…

MR. TURNER Review – ***

I was going to wait to review this until a later point, but why wait? I could sum up my thoughts pretty quickly, and given my lukewarm attitude to the film as a whole, I think I’ll just get it out of the way. Honestly, it was the reaction of a friend to the film,…

BAFTA Results

  Been a bit since I’ve discussed the awards race. The BAFTAs were on the 8th, and in the days leading up to it were several major guild awards. So let’s go through the winners and see what we can determine about what’ll happen on the 22nd.