Last week the Flat Circle celebrated its first anniversary. I started the blog a year ago because I felt the urge to find my creative voice. I had hoped that in doing so I would also be able to build a new professional profile. Almost one year after I resumed blogging, I am happy to begin the second phase of the Flat Circle
One year ago today I began a new adventure. 365 days, 117 posts, and 31,496 visitors later, the Flat Circle Blog has reached its first anniversary. In the one year that I have been blogging I have learned so much about writing, the world of pop-culture, and myself.
March was a busy month for discovering new things. For the first time ever, I watched all nine Best Picture Nominees. Other highlights of March include a fantastic debut record from Philly’s own Queen of Jeans and two great podcasts: Friendly Fire and American History Tellers.
No sport creates stories quite like America’s pastime. The type of action on the diamond and the time between pitches give baseball a unique culture that has engaged fans over three different centuries. There are three baseball documentaries on Netflix that explore vastly different facets of the game.
The essence of Armando Iannucci’s The Death Of Stalin is best captured in one early scene. During a late evening dinner engagement Steve Buscemi and Simon Russell Beale start laughing and chest bumping each other. They are acting like children. They look like frolicking idiots.
With that in mind, my Oscar picks are only limited to the nine Best Picture films. My predictions focus on how I think the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science will vote. Here are my 2018 Oscar Picks and Predictions:
The nine films that are nominated for Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards are an interesting bunch.
Before last weekend I knew nothing about Black Panther. That is not unusual for me. I am an underachieving nerd who never got into comic book superheros. If it was not Batman, I passed on it. One glimpse of the trailer for Black Panther was enough to draw me to the unexplored Marvel universe of... Continue Reading →