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Thoughts following the 86th Academy Awards (Oscars recap)

oscar-statueThe 86th Academy Awards has come and gone, and it went about as expected – no surprises save one, and it wasn’t a big deal. Read the rest of this entry

Oscars Predictions 2014 (86th Academy Awards)

oscar-statueI’ve tried to see all of the movies before, but like previous years, I just couldn’t get to it.  So here we are:  the 86th Academy Awards, and I’m making my picks from more of “I understand the people who actually get to vote” sort of view as well as based on what I’ve seen.  And, rather than go through the entire list, I shall now most humbly present to you my picks for Best Picture and Best Directing for the 2014 Oscars. Read the rest of this entry

Nebraska quick movie review

What can one say about Nebraska? Well, it’s great. Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk and the rest of the cast are all spot on. The black and white really helps solidify the atmosphere – as does the soundtrack. There is one moment toward the end that I thought was cliche, but, had it not occurred, I think I would have been disappointed, so it’s a "damned if they do, damned if they don’t" sorta thing.

Yeah… that’s it. Go see Nebraska – I’m giving it a 9.5 out of 10; it’s a nearly perfect movie.

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