“Minari” Review by Nate and Alex Blake

Starring: Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Youn Yuh-jung, Will Patton Written and Directed By: Lee Isaac Chung Length: 115 Minutes Rated: PG-13 for a rude gesture and some thematic elements How to Watch: Now available to rent on demand and in limited theatrical release NATE: Minari tells the story of the … Continue reading “Minari” Review by Nate and Alex Blake

“I Care A Lot” Spoiler Review and Discussion by Alex and Nate Blake

Starring: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage and Dianne Wiest. Written and Directed By: J Blakeson Length: 118 Minutes Rated: R for language throughout and some violence How to Watch: Netflix LAST WARNING: THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION CONTAINS SPOILERS!!! NATE: I Care A Lot stars Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson, a con-woman whose game is to convince a … Continue reading “I Care A Lot” Spoiler Review and Discussion by Alex and Nate Blake

“Nomadland” Review by Nate and Alex Blake

Starring: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Swankie Written and Directed By: Chloé Zhao Length: 108 minutes Rated: R for some full nudity How to Watch: Streaming on Hulu and playing in theaters NATE: Nomadland is a film I have been looking forward to for years. I've been interested ever since the casting of Frances … Continue reading “Nomadland” Review by Nate and Alex Blake

“Judas and the Black Messiah” Review by Alex and Nate Blake

ALEX: Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield team up to bring the story of Fred Hampton and William O’Neil to life. O’Neil (an FBI informant) is able to infiltrate the Chicago Black Panther Party and grow close to their leader Fred Hampton. The story focuses on the struggles of the party and O’Neil’s guilt as he … Continue reading “Judas and the Black Messiah” Review by Alex and Nate Blake

Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Seabiscuit” by Nate Blake

Another week, another look back on a film that was nominated for multiple Oscars, including Best Picture, but didn't win anything. Since my look back on Moneyball last week, the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards have announced their nominations. Once again, the choices made by both groups have demonstrated the differences in how … Continue reading Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Seabiscuit” by Nate Blake

“SAG to the Rescue?” by Nate Blake

The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations often play the part of restoring the awards season momentum lost by some films after the HFPA announces their often odd nominees for the Golden Globe Awards. In other ways, the SAG Awards often act as a corrective of sorts, acknowledging films that get lost between the HFPA's penchant … Continue reading “SAG to the Rescue?” by Nate Blake

“My Attempt to Stay Hinged About the Golden Globe Nominations” by Nate Blake

So, if you've read this blog during previous awards season, you know that I can get fairly passionate and sometimes harsh and cruel about nominees and winners. I told myself months ago that when this awards season finally began to unfold, I would try to keep my cool. I would argue why I disagreed with … Continue reading “My Attempt to Stay Hinged About the Golden Globe Nominations” by Nate Blake

Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Moneyball” by Nate Blake

Normally, this time of year would be the thick of awards season. Of course, everything is different this year due the to pandemic and the Oscars are currently scheduled for April 25. We're getting closer though. The Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe award nominations will be announced later this week. So it's time for … Continue reading Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Moneyball” by Nate Blake