The 2018 Academy Award Oscar nominations have been revealed ahead of the live broadcast ceremonies on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The Shape of Water, Dunkirk, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri all lead the pack with the most nominations. Check out the full list here, including a historical first with Logan. Read more
The Oscars are approaching fast. There were some great films that came out in 2017 (including Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 & Call Me By Your Name) and this is one of those years where it is extremely difficult to pick a clear winner for several categories. Below are all of my Oscar Predictions. Read more
If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably read enough opening paragraphs for “Best Movies of 2017” lists explaining how great a year it was for cinema, and yes, all those articles/lists/whatever are correct. In a year filled with tribulation around the globe, going to the cinema not only felt like the perfect escape, but 2017 was also just a great year in general for movies. From blockbusters to indie standouts, we laughed, we cried, we cheered, and we were wowed from January to December. Creating this list was difficult because, honestly, there was something I saw each month that would have made my top 10 list for any other year; that itself speaks to just how good a year it was for going to the cinema. But another year has come and gone, and it’s time to look back and remember the best of the best that Hollywood gave us in 2017.
2017 has been a great year for movies overall. As the year closes, numerous films have made their case for major Oscar contention. The best part about this year is that there is no clear front-runner for Best Picture or Best Director, and that makes the race very exciting. My top 10 list changed a lot over the year, which usually isn’t the case. There has simply been a lot of great movies released consistently since February. Below is a list of my favorite films from 2017.
2017 has been quite a year at the theater. We have are about at the end of the year, and I can’t tell you how many huge Oscar contenders there are this year. There’s a huge consensus that even now there is no clear frontrunner for the best picture. If you’re looking for something to catch at the theater over the holidays or just missed any of these movies when they came out, I’m going to list the most notable and my personal favorite movies from the past year. Read more
I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in 2017, where fresh, unique and lesser known properties in the sci-fi genre have been suffering at the box office. Blade Runner 2049 (beloved by critics) was a bomb, Valerian (not so beloved, but I enjoyed it anyway) was a disappointment on global returns while franchises like Transformers and Guardians of The Galaxy continue to dominate cinemas. Why? Read more
This was in my top 5 most anticipated movies of 2017. I could not wait to see it. I discovered the original Blade Runner in my teens and loved it with that special love that hipsters have for their underappreciated favorites. There was a lot riding on this sequel. The trailers looked mouthwatering and I was all in for the crazy hype. It isn’t easy to write a sequel, particularly for an older film whose fans loved it as much as I did. Would Denis Villeneuve deliver like he did on Sicario and Arrival? Or would this be another over-hyped cash grab? Read more
When I walked into the theater to see Blade Runner 2049 on Monday, I had no idea what to expect. What was the movie actually about? Why is there a sequel to a movie that bombed at the box office and was later deemed a misinterpreted cult classic? As somebody who finds the original 1982 Blade Runner to be highly overrated, I write this review surprised by two things: first, that a sequel to a movie, viewed by many as a misinterpreted, neo-noir sci-fi classic, would be made 35 years later; secondly, (and more surprisingly) that this sequel, Blade Runner 2049, is not only leaps and bounds better than the original, but is also one of the best movies I’ve seen in recent years. Thanks to the movie’s mysterious story, memorable characters, gorgeous visuals, and unparalleled direction from Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 is an instant sci-fi classic and one which will be talked about for years to come. Read more
Let’s be honest – 2016 was the most underwhelming year at the movies in recent memory. While there was a fair of number great and entertaining movies, the wait between seeing memorable ones felt longer than usual. And while, as the trades have reported, it was another record-breaking year at the box office, inflation diminished the return of some of the biggest movies of 2016.
Thankfully, 2016 is out of the way and 2017 has arrived and studios are doubling down on tentpole movies. It’s exciting to consider what 2017 has to offer, as many movies scheduled for release throughout the year look very promising. As such, it was difficult to pick five movies I’m most looking forward to in 2017.
From Warner Bros, director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and co-producer Ridley Scott comes the long awaited sequel: Bladerunner 2049. Starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana De Armas and Lennie James, the film hits theaters October 6, 2017. Read more