Listomania! The best of 2011 is finally here!

1.  Drive – My high school English teacher told me there’s no such thing as a “perfect piece of art.”  He might even agree that Drive is about as close as you can get.  It’s my favorite film since Zodiac.  ‘Nuff said. 2.  The Tree of Life – This film takes me to a place few … Continue reading

This weekend sucks.

The lone new release hitting theaters this weekend the found-footage exorcism movie The Devil Inside, which I will not be seeing.  I hate found-footage movies.  And I hate exorcism movies.  This movie could not be less appealing to me unless it starred Katherine Heigl and a horse.  Surely Heigl is reading the script for the … Continue reading

Finally, my “best of 2010” list has arrived.

Reviews for most of these films can be found on my blog but I didn’t bother inserting a clickable link for each title.  You can find the titles on the handy alphabetical list to the right or simply utilize the search feature on my blog.  Thanks! Top Ten Films of 2010: The Fighter Mesrine The … Continue reading

5 reasons Vincent Cassel is the man.

5.   He often provides the voiceover for Hugh Grant in the French versions of his films.  That’s pretty awesome, right? 4.   “Feel My Touch.  Respond to it.” 3.   La Haine. 2.   Monica Bellucci. 1.  This:

Top Five 2010 Movies I Haven’t Seen Yet.

I’m going to start doing top 5 lists.  Let’s say I’ll post one every week or so… or basically just whenever I feel like it.  They will be pretty random lists, but hopefully they will be personal enough so you (my loyal readers) will get to know me a little bit.  Here’s the first one. … Continue reading

Spring Report Card

I think it’s safe to say that the movie year can be split into three very distinct seasons.  They are as follows: Spring (January – April).  I like to call this “dumping season” because we get a lot of B-type releases and typical genre pictures.  These movies generally aren’t strong enough to warrant awards promotion … Continue reading

Seven Movie Questions

Hey everyone, apologies for the lack of updates.  I’ve been working 25 hours this weekend and studying for my finals, so I’ve been neglecting my blog a little bit.  Thankfully, my buddy Castor tagged me in this, giving me a well-needed excuse to post something. 1.  What was your first movie-going experience? The first movie … Continue reading

Ranking Woody Allen

My viewing of Manhattan today puts my list of “Woody Allen movies seen” at 11.  I’ve still got a hell of a lot of work to do since he’s done over 40 movies but its a decent start.  Come to think of it, I haven’t seen a Woody Allen movie that I didn’t like… I … Continue reading

Weekly Seven: Ignored by Oscar

I was pretty bummed when two of my favorite films of 2009, Brothers and (500) Days of Summer, were completely ignored when Oscar nominations were announced a couple weeks ago.  But you know what?  I don’t need justification from the Academy to recognize that these are fantastic movies.  With even further proof, I present you … Continue reading

Weekly Seven: 2010 Oscar Snubs

Each year, everyone has their complaints about the Oscar nominations.  The Academy thought they would quiet the rumblings by expanding the “Best Picture” category to ten nominees, but it really hasn’t helped much since the biggest shock (and backlash) has come with the nomination of The Blind Side for the award.  I looked elsewhere for … Continue reading