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Movie Review – Knives Out

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans Year: 2019 Rian Johnson’s whodunit is a modern day Agatha Christie success, a slap in the face to cliches like Murder on the Orient Express, and a recipe for directors to follow moving forward, if, you know, they’re interested in making something good.  Is

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Sports – NFL Picks 2019, Week 15

Here are my NFL Week 15 Picks (8-8 last week, 124-83-1 for the season) Bye teams: none   NYJ @ Bal NE @ Cin TB @ Det Hou @ Ten Den @ KC Mia @ NYG Phi @ Was Sea @ Car Chi @ GB Min @ LAC Jax @ Oak Cle @ Ari LAR

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Movie Review – Motherless Brooklyn

Director: Ed Norton Starring: Ed Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Willem Dafoe Year: 2019 It’s been a long time since Keeping the Faith and the year 2000, but Ed Norton is back directing again, this time with a slightly different approach, and minus Jenna Elfman.  Norton hasn’t been too busy acting lately either, becoming picky as he

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Movie Review – Marriage Story

Director: Noah Baumbach Starring: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson Year: 2019 The best film of the year is here, and it’s not even surprising.  Combining what Noah Baumbach can do behind the camera with what Adam Driver can do on screen was a guaranteed power move, and the result is special; duh.  The pair have worked

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Movie Review – Judy

Director: Rupert Goold Starring: Renee Zellweger Year: 2019 I guess being a washed-up actress who has destroyed her own face with surgical procedures has a silver lining; you get to play a washed up actress who has destroyed her own face with surgical procedures.  And maybe win an Oscar while you’re at it, so hey,

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Thought – 2020 Oscar Update

Three months ago I posted a list of 30 potential Best Picture Oscar contenders, plus a list of snubbed films that deserved consideration.  Since then, I’ve updated the list with reviews as I’ve seen the movies, including any personal favorites that hadn’t previously made the list.  As the Academy Awards draw closer, let’s take a

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