Here it is. My top 10 list of the year and I believe I’m getting it in before the Oscar nominations are announced. 10) Hidden Figures It just works on every level for me. It’s a feel good movie, based … Continue reading Best Of 2016: My Top 30 Favorite Films (10-1)
For me, when I pick my directors, I think of many different factors. Was the film made better because the director was attached to it? Does the director have a unique voice and/or perspective? How well shot and edited was the film? Did it have a lot of pacing issues? Was the work original and groundbreaking, or just more of the same. Could literally anyone have replicated their work? These are the 10 directors I felt did the best directing job of 2016, plus five more for “Breakthrough In Directing”, which means they either had directed their first feature, or nearly their first.
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Here’s my third posting for Best Of 2016. Today I’m tackling both Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) and Costume and Makeup Design. The top five in each category.
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Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, JK Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor
Directed By: Gavin O’Connor
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The Harry Potter spinoff prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is definitely going to win the weekend. But the question is, how big could it go? Well, unlike the Harry Potter series, this is not based on a … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: A ‘Fantastic’ Week As Miles Teller ‘Bleed’s For ‘Billy Lynn’
I’m kidding. Arrival won’t beat Dr Strange. It’s more of a cerebral alien film, and less like Independence Day. However, the 100% on Rotten Tomatoes that they’re promoting should send more people to the theatres than initially expected. Anyone who … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: A New ‘Arrival’ Challenges The ‘Doctor’
You’re probably headed to the theatres this weekend. If not, you definitely know someone who is. Between Doctor Strange and Trolls, the box office is about to receive an adrenaline shot after having a sluggish October. It’s good news for … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: Three New Films Lead, One ‘Strange’ Will Win
Tom Hanks’s Inferno, the third book in the Da Vinci Code series by Dan Brown, is looking to easily get the top spot as it is the only new wide release this weekend, and it has already been doing quite … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Inferno’ For Top Spot
It looks like there is life in both the Jack Reacher franchise and the Madea franchise as the two films battle for the top spot. Ouija is kind of disappointing, though the film did only cost 9M to make, so … Continue reading Friday Box Office: Tom Cruise Vs Madea
There are a handful of new wide releases this weekend hoping to reenergize the box office. The leader of the pack is Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher sequel, which hopes to make an impact in a marketplace crowded with adult-targeted films. … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: Audiences Go Back To ‘Jack Reacher’