Oscar Director Race: Can Jane Campion Pull it off?

Truly, it’s a season without a clear frontrunner and one might not form until critics and precursors start (this week) to land. The thought process is Jane Campion will likely have the nomination lead and it’s undoubtedly her best work since The Piano.
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The Adult Specialty Audience is DEAD

I’m back again, decrying the slow decay of the cinema, as another weekend has passed and the only movies that were seen by human eyes had the artificial glare of nostalgia attached. As if the only films worth paying for these days are one’s that allow you to talk about the original show or film in the car ride home, without having to think about the film they just watched. … More The Adult Specialty Audience is DEAD

King Richard is Will Smith at his best: A complex portrait of a loving father

The triumphant story of two of the most famous athletes the world has ever known. Executive produced by both Williams sisters, it’s a biopic of their rise from humble upbringings in Compton, California to owning the whitest sport in the world of Tennis. However, it’s all framed through their guiding light and the ultimate cheerleader, their complex and loving father Richard Williams – aka King Richard. … More King Richard is Will Smith at his best: A complex portrait of a loving father

Belfast is a Heartfelt Love Letter to a Time and Place

Belfast is a film that feels so idiosyncratic to its director, Kenneth Branagh, that it had to be personally experienced in real life, making the film feel so personal to its creator. A heartfelt, crowd-pleaser that conveys such an endearing love for a time, place, and people. A joyous story that celebrates people doing their best amid any circumstance. The connection between the family and their neighbors is pure, showing a world where we’re not defined by the worst aspects, but find the good in life. Guaranteed to leave a smile on each audience member’s face. … More Belfast is a Heartfelt Love Letter to a Time and Place