Leading an excellent ensemble in Bullet Train, Pitt gets to shine in every way, as he begins to transition into "The Dude" era of his career.
In part 2 of our preview, we're jumping into the acting races. This year's class looks to be absolutely loaded with talent, and that bodes well for the Oscars in 2019. A lot of great young talent puts themselves in the position to earn nominations, but its the veterans and established stars that look to … Continue reading Oscar Acting Predictions: Adam Driver Leads a Star-Studded Class (Dec. 6)
We're officially in Oscar season! Our first precursor comes in today, and the winners potentially shine a light on films to keep an eye on for the coming season. Last year, the National Board of Review named Green Book their Best Film. Clearly, the group has its finger on some kind of pulse, and it bodes … Continue reading NBR Names ‘The Irishman’ Best Film of 2019
Every so often a film hits the zeitgeist so hard, the zeitgeist can't get back up. Fight Club, directed by David Fincher and based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, got about as destructive as you can get. The fight-the-system snarkiness with which it approaches the world is both positive and negative. Yet it's a picture of toxic masculinity and … Continue reading You Are Who You Choose To Be: ‘Fight Club’ Represents the Best and Worst of 1999
Few directors touch the third rail more than Quentin Tarantino. The famed director/screenwriter has long gained praise for his pop culture-infused stories of violence and death. In some cases, he has co-opted Black and Asian culture to tell these tales. In others, he has created strong characters that few other directors would dare bring to the … Continue reading Review: Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Brings His Most Personal and Immersive Story to Life
Director Quentin Tarantino is an objectively controversial figure. He has been ever since Reservoir Dogs first debuted at Sundance Film Festival in January of 1992. The director doesn't know how to get out of his own way, loves violence, and believes he an Oscar should be named after him. The toxicity of the Tarantino fanbase certainly does not help … Continue reading 2009 in Review: ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Could Be Quentin Tarantino’s Finest Film