Monthly Archives: February 2011

My Reaction to The King’s Speech Oscar Win

This article would normally have appeared as the last paragraph in my recap, but I think that the impact of The King’s Speech win deserves its own examination. Many will say that I backed the wrong horse in my prediction … Continue reading

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The 2011 Oscars – a live recap

The 2011 Oscar ceremony is actually shaping up to be quite an exciting event. Six months ago, I would have predicted an easy victory for The Social Network. I still expect it to do well, but The King’s Speech (which … Continue reading

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My Predictions for the 2011 Academy Awards

If there is one thing that marks this Academy Awards ceremony, it is unpredictability. I honestly have no idea what will win some of the bigger categories. My mind is divided by the strong candidates. This is a good thing … Continue reading

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A Review of Catfish

Many say that this film is about social networks and how it has caused people to become better liars and invent people out of whole cloth. That may be true, but I do not feel that this is what the … Continue reading

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A Review of The Eagle

Kevin MacDonald’s The Eagle actually starts off quite interesting. The images on the raft, plus the theme of an untamed land, made me think that this film was going to be a take on Heart of Darkness set in Ancient … Continue reading

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A Review of Waiting for Superman

Before I even begin reviewing the film, there are some fundamental truths that everyone needs to understand. The American public school system is failing – badly. We rank very low against other nations in math and science; 21st (out of … Continue reading

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A Review of The Warriors

The thing that impresses me most about The Warriors is how its gritty, pre-Gulliani New York becomes almost a sort of fantasy world. The setting of The Warriors is not the same New York that Taxi Driver takes place in. … Continue reading

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A Review of Doctor Who-The Movie

I will confess right now – I have never seen any of the old Doctor Who episodes. I have seen (and greatly enjoy) the new series. But I am not as knowledgeable of the entire arc. Some of the things … Continue reading

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A Review of Let Me In

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A Review of Machete

I simply don’t get it. This film has absolutely none of the charisma and charm I was expecting after the delightful Grindhouse project. It’s like a joke that stops being funny long before the punchline is reached. Why? Because Rodriguez … Continue reading

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