2009 In Review: ‘Avatar’ Blazed New Trails In Visual Effects, But Struggles With a Conventional Story

James Cameron remains one of the most important blockbuster directors in American cinematic history. Unsurprisingly, when Cameron broke the record for "most expensive movie ever made," it was often for a troubled production. What separates Cameron from other directors who held that title, is that he broke his own record. Four times. Terminator 2, True … Continue reading 2009 In Review: ‘Avatar’ Blazed New Trails In Visual Effects, But Struggles With a Conventional Story

2009 in Review: A Ten-Year Anniversary Retrospective for One of Our Formative Years at the Movies

Hello all! We're jumping into another retrospective for the ten-year-anniversary of 2009. For most of us, this year was an awakening. I personally began following the Oscar races in earnest this year, starting to watch as many films as possible. It's also the year I graduated high school and started college, a time when suddenly … Continue reading 2009 in Review: A Ten-Year Anniversary Retrospective for One of Our Formative Years at the Movies