…See Reel Change

We’re months away from the Oscars and the heart of award season, but there’s already some buzz. And the films being included in the conversation might surprise you. This morning The Academy announced some serious changes to the ceremonies format. For one, the broadcast will now be limited to three hours. Another, debatably more exciting…

…conclude

It’s here, crusaders! Oscar Sunday is here! It’s been quite the journey and if the history of this award season has taught us anything, it’s far from over. This year, Jimmy Kimmel gets a chance at hosting redemption, and the Oscars get a chance at changing its image in the midst of a transformational awards season….

…take flight

I hate to be too hyperbolic as I head into my final best picture review of this 2018 Oscar season, but to say that “Lady Bird” spoke to my soul would not be an overstatement. This story, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, tells the tale of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a senior…

…discover

At first glance, “Call Me By Your Name,” is a pretty standard coming-of-age story. Yes, its backdrop, an Italian summer, is absolutely stunning, but on the surface, the emo/intellectual nature of its lead is nothing we haven’t seen before. But as Elio (Timothée Chalamet) learns, first impressions aren’t everything. This is the story of Elio…

…fight the good fight

As I embark on my first review of the 2018 Oscar season, I can’t help but reflect a bit. The impulse is only helped along by the fact that it’s been many months since I first saw this film. At the time, the Oscars were still a far-off possibility for all of this year’s nominees,…