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My Top 100 Movies – Part 7: #40 – #31

August 4, 2014

About the list Please note that these are my favourite films, and as such some choices will be based on a personal sense of nostalgia (especially the top 5, once we eventually get there).  There are movies that I have connections to that may rank them higher than you might expect.  That being said, if […]

My 2013-2014 Oscar Predicitons – Part 5: The Results

March 2, 2014

And so we have another batch of Oscar winners added to the list.  I would comment on Ellen as host, but honestly I missed her opening monologue as we got home from dinner late.  But from what I saw she seemed to be pretty comfortable, sometimes a little shaky though. So last year I only […]

My Top Ten Films of 2013

February 8, 2014

10. Prisoners I liked Prisoners a lot more than I thought I would.  Its one of those engrossing thrillers which is rarely pulled off well,  The mystery was one that was easy to get wrapped up in and the acting is top notch, especially by Jackson.  Its dark and brooding to be sure, but sometimes […]

My 2013-2014 Oscar Predictions – Part 3: The Story Aspects

February 5, 2014

The third part of the predictions involves the storytelling through screenplays, editing, and then I threw in cinematography and the music categories just so they fit somewhere. Lets take a look! ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen Dallas Buyers Club, Written by […]

My 2013-2014 Oscar Predictions Part 2: The Technicals

February 2, 2014

These next categories are usually the categories I am most interested in when watching the Oscars, because they can have a tendancy to honour films that would usually be overlooked in the more prominent categories. These are the categories which focus on the video and audio details of the film. VISUAL EFFECTS: Gravity, Tim Webber, […]


October 14, 2013

Most of us will never go to space. But don’t worry: director Alfonso Cuaron has us covered. He can make us feel like we are in space, even though we are really just sitting in a theater watching a movie. And what a movie. Gravity is one of those films which is a true cinematic […]