Tag: The Martian

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Academy Awards Preview: Picks to win and a shoutout to the boys at Filmventure

Most years, picking Academy Award winners can be pretty straightforward. There’s a movie that’s heads and tails above the rest and you can hit a pretty high percentage of correct predictions by picking that movie as the winner in every category it’s eligible in. You’re not going to hit them all, but that’s okay. 2015 isn’t one of those years because instead of one … Read More Academy Awards Preview: Picks to win and a shoutout to the boys at Filmventure

Spotlight: Journalism docudrama an instant classic

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that shows its viewers the power of no-frills, no-nonsense drama in a way that just smacks you in the face, shakes you awake and says “This is what good cinema is truly about.” “Spotlight” is one of those films. Tom McCarthy’s film, based on a script he co-wrote with Josh Singer, follows the four person … Read More Spotlight: Journalism docudrama an instant classic

The Martian: Damon-led sci-fi film best in several years

Don’t make the mistake of skipping a trip to your local theater to catch “The Martian.” There’s too many reasons not to miss out on what likely will go down as one of the premier science fiction films of the decade – thought everything right about the movie starts and ends with Matt Damon. As with all films about the stranded or marooned, a … Read More The Martian: Damon-led sci-fi film best in several years