Thirteen Days may have been critically acclaimed but the film takes some major dramatic licenses in revisiting the Cuban Missile Crisis. If we want to get technical with the anniversary, the wide release didn’t come until January 12, 2001. But for the sake of Oscar qualification, New Line released the film on December 25, 2000. There weren’t many critics groups giving the film many awards. The Critics Choice Awards were among the few to honor…"Thirteen Days Marks 20th Anniversary"
Selma takes us back to the heights of the Civil Rights movement by recreating the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. It’s been just over five years since the theatrical release and the film remains just as powerful. The biggest injustice is that the Academy only gave the film two nominations. That’s right. The film only earned nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Song. While I admit to actively rooting for Birdman that…"Selma Remains Just As Powerful in 2020"
Amazon’s newest television series, Hunters, follows a team of Nazi Hunters–led by Meyer Offerman–living in New York City in 1977. To say that the first half of the series didn’t sit well with me would not be an understatement. The tone is somewhere closer to Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds than Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. Don’t even think about comparisons to Best Picture nominee Jojo Rabbit because the two couldn’t be more different in tone. Where…"Hunters: This Series Isn’t For Everyone"
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile manages to glorify subject Ted Bundy in a manner that does not even show his violent ways at all. Theodore Robert “Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) killed over 30 women in under five years. Even though law enforcement officials had a number on his back, he continually denied these actions through the Florida trial. It’s this particular trial that plays the biggest part of the film. Yes, there’s the home…"Sundance 2019: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile"