Announcing a Special Treat!

I’ve already told you about my plans for the first round of the All-Time Film Awards (and I’ll have more pieces in regards to that soon enough), but I’ve decided to add another piece, one which will be updated more regularly than the ATFAs (which I will probably update annually or biannually) and my Top…

Movie Journal 8/24/2015

Tuesday, 8/18 – Cavalcade may be the most obscure Best Picture winner of all time, but at least I can check it off my own list. My thoughts ended up taking up so much space I just decided to share them as a separate review, but to sum up, it’s not too great; it’s stagy, ham-handed, and…

MISTER BUDDWING Review – ***

Mister Buddwing is one of those films I knew about long before I ever saw it. I forget exactly how–I think I saw a vintage promotional film on TCM–but I also knew it had a couple of Oscar nominations, for its sets and costumes. Not because the sets and costumes were so memorable, mind you, but…

CAVALCADE Review – ***

Is there a more obscure Best Picture winner than Cavalcade? It was the last winner to get a solo DVD release, it has less than 3,000 user votes on the IMDb (the fewest of any winner), and when is it ever mentioned, outside of Best Picture lists? To be fair, most of the early winners save All…

A Quick Update

Owing to technical issues, this week’s Movie Journal will not be published until Tuesday. Hopefully the updates to my Award Predictions v. 1.5 will be ready tomorrow, and sometime this week the first installment of my catch-up reviews for the first part of 2015 will go up. I’m just not positive when. Apologies for any…

Predicting My 5th Annual Film Awards: 1½ Round

I’m thinking I’ll do a full round of predictions in early November, when the state of the season is really starting to take shape, but here, based on what I’ve seen to date, advance word, and trailers, are some rough guesses at what I’ll drop on you come February: Picture: Arabian Nights Carol Entertainment Hard…

POSTER SALAD III: Just a Whole Bunch of Shit

I haven’t done of these since November. I’m not going to do every interesting poster that came out in the interim, but I’d like to highlight some of the best of the last month or two. First, this poster for the new film by Greek New Wave director Athina Rachel Tsingari. I quite liked her…

ANT-MAN (***½) and FANTASTIC FOUR (***): A Tale of Two Shadows in One Review

Studio interference has plagued the cinema since its earliest days. From MGM chopping Greed down to a fraction of its original length, to RKO mutilating The Magnificent Ambersons, to Harvey Weinstein’s re-editing antics (which Snowpiercer avoided at the cost of anything like a proper release), many films have been tweaked, meddled, and monkeyed with. Such is the case with Fantastic Four, whose…