It’s been fifteen years to the date since Brad Bird showed us that humans and rats can co-exist in the kitchen in Ratatouille. This Oscar-winning Paris-set movie relies on what could be one of the most absurd premises in the history of cinema. A rat, Remy (Patton Oswalt), has the unlikely dream of becoming a chef someday. After getting separated from his family in the sewer, he sets about towards this dream by joining up…"Ratatouille: Oscar Winner Marks 15th Anniversary"
Martin Scorsese successfully gives the biopic treatment to Howard Hughes with a superb performance from Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator. This is the second annual year in which I watch a film that Thelma Schoonmaker worked on for her January 3rd birthday. Last year, I decided on Gangs of New York, a film which is celebrating the 20th anniversary this year. Schoonmaker’s work in this film is what earns her a second Oscar. The other…"The Aviator: Another Martin Scorsese Epic"
Action filmmaker Roland Emmerich took a break from alien invasions to get audiences talking about climate change with The Day After Tomorrow. While this film is a big budget blockbuster, the film’s contents could easily fit in as the SyFy movie of the week. There are certainly elements of the film that might be right but only when spread out over a period of time. The climate crisis is a problem but it’s not going…"The Day After Tomorrow: A Climate Change Thriller"