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Alex’s Oscar Predictions

I know you all have been refreshing your webpages waiting for my Oscar picks to show up. Well, the wait is finally over! Per usual, I will do “will wins” and “should wins.” In addition, I will also designate three upsets. BEST SOUND NOMINEES: “Greyhound,” Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman “Mank,” … Continue reading Alex’s Oscar Predictions

Nate’s Oscar Predictions

The 93rd Academy Awards are finally only a couple weeks away. Most of the precursor awards have been handed out already, with only the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Directors Guild of America (DGA) ceremonies left of those that are usually helpful in predicting who will be victorious on Oscar night. … Continue reading Nate’s Oscar Predictions

“Godzilla vs. Kong” Review by Nate Blake

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Millie Bobbie Brown, Shun Oguri and Kyle Chandler Written by: Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein Directed by: Adam Wingard Length: 113 Minutes Rated: PG-13 Legendary's MonsterVerse is back with what could possibly end up being its finale. After 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters became a box office disappointment, … Continue reading “Godzilla vs. Kong” Review by Nate Blake

Nate’s Mini Reviews: Production Design Oscar Nominees Edition

Tenet Christopher Nolan’s latest is a spy thriller with (of course) a time bending plot. The visual effects and production design are as impressive as anything in his previous films, but the storytelling is weak and the characters are somehow less than one note. The script shows promise early on, but quickly devolves into an … Continue reading Nate’s Mini Reviews: Production Design Oscar Nominees Edition

“Straight Up” Review by Nate Blake

Starring: James Sweeney, Katie Findlay, Dana Drori, James Scully, Tracie Thoms, Betsy Brandt and Randall Park Written and Directed by: James Sweeney Length: 95 minutes Rated: Not Rated How to Watch: Netflix  Occasionally I get requests to review films that I either haven’t seen or just haven’t reviewed yet. A few weeks ago a friend … Continue reading “Straight Up” Review by Nate Blake

“Wow, Academy! Nice Job!” Nate’s Oscar Nominations Reaction

It is truly unusual how happy I felt immediately after the Oscar nominations announcement this morning. Yes, there were small criticisms, but the overwhelming feeling, category after category, was one of relief and joy. This year's ceremony, which will be held two months later than usual because of the pandemic, features a slate of nominees … Continue reading “Wow, Academy! Nice Job!” Nate’s Oscar Nominations Reaction

Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “In the Bedroom” by Nate Blake

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Marisa Tomei, Nick Stahl Written By: Todd Field and Robert Festinger (Adapted from the short story "Killings" by Andre Dubus Directed By: Todd Field Length: 131 Minutes Rated: R for some violence and language Awards season is moving right along. Last Sunday was a wild, unusual and in some ways … Continue reading Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “In the Bedroom” by Nate Blake

Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Foxcatcher” by Nate Blake

Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave Written By: E. Max Frye & Dan Futterman Directed By: Bennett Miller Length: 134 minutes Rated: R (for some drug use and a scene of violence) Welcome to my latest installment in this year's Oscar countdown series. This entry is a bit of a one off … Continue reading Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Foxcatcher” by Nate Blake

“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