Tag: Arrival

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Oscar Nominations Reaction: La La Land and then everything else

​So did “La La Land” get nominated for anything?  I’m sure I didn’t hear their name called more than 14 times early this morning, tying a record for most nominations in Academy Awards history. It’s a City of Stars and we’re all just living in it. If you haven’t already seen “La La Land,” you’re going to want to go and watch Damien Chazelle’s … Read More Oscar Nominations Reaction: La La Land and then everything else

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Academy Award Nominations: How they should go

Offered without commentary, here’s how tomorrow’s Academy Award nominations should go (in alphabetical order): Best Picture 1. Arrival 2. Fences 3. Hell or High Water  4. La La Land  5. Lion 6. Manchester By The Sea  7. Moonlight 8. Nocturnal Animals  9. Silence Best Actor 1. Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea  2. Andrew Garfield – Silence 3. Ryan Gosling – La La … Read More Academy Award Nominations: How they should go

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2016: A Cinematic Year In Review

It’s been a tough year. Just saying the word “2016” induces cringes from a vast majority of people, offering up painful thoughts of a highly divisive political campaign that may or may not have gone your way to general malaise about the state of the world to the seemingly endless rash of celebrity deaths that robbed us of talent far too soon. In the … Read More 2016: A Cinematic Year In Review

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Arrival: Can you hear me now?

There’s something beautifully simple about the complexity of “Arrival,” Denis Villeneuve’s captivatingly science fiction drama. While the film’s premise feels cookie-cutter cliché, “Arrival” asks more rhetorical questions than it ultimately answers and should serve as a conversation starter about understanding instead of fearing our allies, enemies and the unknown in trying political and social times. Villeneuve’s third major feature film is the perfect counterbalance … Read More Arrival: Can you hear me now?