Late Life: Documentary Rides Chien-Ming Wang’s Baseball Comeback

One of the toughest decisions every athlete makes is knowing when to hang up their cleats and call it a career. The baseball documentary Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story, covers the final stages of pitcher Chien-Ming Wang and his attempt to return to the big leagues. The film is an intimate look at the... Continue Reading →

Review: Netflix’s Spenser Confidential

Netflix’s Spenser Confidential is an intersection of two well-traveled subgenres: Boston crime and revenge. The film adaptation of the popular private detective is now in its third incarnation as an action flick. The 2020 movie reintroduces Spenser with some notable tweaks. Spenser Confidential stars Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, and Alan Arkin. Spenser is a former... Continue Reading →

Movie Reviews: Midway (2019) And Midway (1976)

The trailer for Roland Emmerich’s 2019 film Midway presented a poorly construed treatment of World War II with hooky jingoism and disaster movie arcs. The film barely broke even in the box office, although it was vastly different from the 1976 movie Midway. That blockbuster was a top-grossing flick of its time, yet the substance... Continue Reading →

Widows (2018): A Movie Made For TV

The second month of my quest to watch 100 movies in 2020 brought me to a movie with untapped depth: Steve McQueen's Widows. The 2018 film incorporates themes of urban poverty, independence, and political corruption into the story of a heist executed by reluctant participants. The ensemble film stars Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam... Continue Reading →

10 Instant Reactions To The 2020 Oscars

The 2020 Oscars appeared to be on track to avoid any major upsets until late in the telecast. Korean director Bong Joon Ho's Parasite instantly went from being a well-received film to landmark cinema. The deserving four-time winner upset favorite 1917 and achieved a first in the ceremony's 92 years. Reactions To The 2020 Academy Awards 1 -... Continue Reading →

2020 Oscar Odds: Predicting The 92nd Academy Awards

The nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards are in. The most prestigious awards ceremony in cinema is primed to celebrate a year of instant classics. A-listers like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, and Tom Hanks are up for awards alongside Oscar newcomers like Cynthia Erivo, Florence Pugh, and Bong Joon Ho. Without further ado, here are my predictions for every Oscar category this year:

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