Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: Yes Somehow, the documentary branch did not shortlist this farewell to an artist. Somehow, the documentary branch that believed When We Were Bullies warranted a nomination last year, failed to see any relevance or beauty in a son working to make peace with the inevitability of his father’s passing, while also wanting to participate in a documentary on his final days and musings. Robert Downey Sr. Is the Sr. Referenced in the title. And for those of you who have no idea who that is, or that he was a filmmaker in … Continue reading Sr.

My Very Final Official Oscar Predictions

So for those of you movie loving folk out there doing Oscar pools, let me be your guide. or not. Do your thing. Maybe your shaman already told you who will win. But these are my predictions for the Oscars that are being presented on Sunday. Yes, this Sunday. BEST PICTURE: The Power Of The Dog Despite the internet Oscar experts shitting bricks after Coda won the PGA award in this category, I know it is used as a barometer for predicting the winner in this category, and to be fair, i think Coda is in the #2 spot. It’s … Continue reading My Very Final Official Oscar Predictions

Licorice Pizza

Starring: Alana Hain, Cooper Hoffman, Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Maya Rudolph, Christine Ebersole, and John Michael Higgins. Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson Where I Watched It: Apple VOD English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: Deeply entrenched in early 70’s culture, featuring everything from waterbeds, corded phones, gas shortages, and commentary on Vietnam, this story follows the unlikely pairing of Alana (Hain), a 25 year old Jewish girl struggling to find her place in Southern California, and Gary (Hoffman) a 15 year old aspiring actor following in his fathers footsteps. This unlikely coupling is the core of the … Continue reading Licorice Pizza

The Master

The Master Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, Laura Dern, Rami Malek Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson Director: Paul Thomas Anderson For me, Paul Thomas Anderson can sometimes bounce around for me in terms of quality. I wasn’t a huge fan of There Will Be Blood, outside of the fantastic performances by Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano. I thought Punch Drunk Love was a mess. Magnolia had strengths and weaknesses, uneven throughout. Boogie Nights is probably his best effort, for me. The Master would be my second choice. At first, The Master starts off as a rather … Continue reading The Master