As has been announced previously, now that the 2010s have come to an end, I want to highlight, recognize, and, in a sense, reward the best films not just of a year but also of the last decade. Previously, I’ve written Best of the 2010s-lists on Comedy, Directorial Debuts, Biopics, and Horror films. The next genre-specific top ten list for the 2010s is all about one of my very favorite genres: Science-Fiction. However, before I list the best science-fiction films of the decade, let me describe my criteria for putting the list together. Continue reading “Best of the 2010s: Top Ten Sci-Fi Films”
The following is a short updated review (2019) of Spike Jonze’s Her (2013).
Written and directed by Adaptation.-director Spike Jonze, Her is a science-fiction love story set in a ‘futuristic’ American city. The film follows Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix) — a writer of other people’s personal letters — who is separated from his wife (played by Rooney Mara). Continue reading “REVIEW: Her (2013)”
A long time ago, on a movie-related podcast, a question was posited to the hosts: When is the last time your favorite movie of the year won Best Picture at the Oscars? As I was listening to the podcast, it took me a little while to figure my first answer out, but whenever I thought of a film, I realized that I only agreed with the selected winner of the nominated films — but it wasn’t really my favorite film of the year. So, today, I want to do my own four-pronged test, for the purpose of finding out just how much I agree with the Academy. Continue reading “Best Picture Alignment Test – Special Features #34”
You would be surprised to learn how many great break-up films there are. Today I want to highlight five of the very best break-up films. Now, this isn’t exactly a ‘guide.’ I’m not saying you should watch all of these films when you break up with someone, or is broken up with. In fact, don’t. But I will say that #1 is perfect for that, if that is, indeed, what you need. Continue reading “Top Five Break-Up Movies”
In this post of Thespians & Filmmakers, I’m taking a look at the internet’s favorite director, as well as a breathtaking performance that the Academy Awards somehow overlooked. Let’s talk about Christopher Nolan, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Scarlett Johansson.
Continue reading “Inception, Nightcrawler, and Lost in Translation – Thespians & Filmmakers”