…contemplate

Well, here we are folks, nearly at the end of our road to the Oscars, and I saved the most tedious of films for last. Zer will of course be back tomorrow with “Spotlight” to conclude our best picture nominee reviews, but I got the honor of reviewing “The Revenant.” (I win!) Okay, anyone who…

…relish the victory

Losing sucks. No one likes it. Everyone wants to be a winner. Anyone who tells you they don’t care that they lost is gracious, but they’re lying to you.

…go with the flow

So, we made it through another Oscar ceremonies. What a wild ride, am I right?

…Act Surprised

Happy Oscar Sunday! For film lovers, there are few greater nights than Oscar night. For 3 to 4 hours we get to relive all of the great moments in film of the last year. The stories that inspired us, and made us laugh and cry, are celebrated as only Hollywood can. Unfortunately that involves an…

…Howl

“The Wolf of Wall Street” is loud, obnoxious, offensive, morally corrupt, and a good film. Fans of director Martin Scorsese’s work know that he does not shy away from violence and liberal use of profanity. So, fair warning to film goers, it’s a hard movie to watch, even for those with the strongest of stomachs. The anti-hero,…

…have a grand vision

It’s about halfway through (more or less) Baz Luhrmann’s latest incarnation of “The Great Gatsby” that our narrator, Nick (Tobey Maguire), remarks on Gatsby’s, “extraordinary gift for hope.” Apart from being a line that many of us probably vaguely recall being highlighted by our high school literature teacher (and occurs much earlier in the book),…