…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…

…shed some light

Yesterday, the 2017 Golden Globe nominations were announced, and while there were the usual discussions of surprises and snubs, one particular oversight stung a little bit more than usual. That’s of course because this isn’t just the kickoff of the forthcoming awards season, it’s also the first round of Hollywood nominations since the ongoing chorus of…


Hiding among this year’s best picture cast of characters, a band of astronauts, lawyers, bankers, post-apocalyptic warriors, and bad ass investigative journalists, is a young Irish-American immigrant woman named Eilis (Saoirse Ronan). Her story is not small, but simple, yet spanning continents, and frankly the perfect place to start. And thus 2WC’s countdown to the Oscars begins…

…keep rolling

Tomorrow we’ll wrap the 2015 Summer of Blockbusters with 2WC’s final judgments on the last few months of movies. Today, I thought I’d take the opportunity to look forward.


From the very first seconds of  “The Grand Budapest Hotel” it’s clear this is a Wes Anderson film. The look, the dialogue, the premise, it has all of the wonderful things that make up this slightly off-kilter, but always fun to look at stories.