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Picking the 2021 Oscars

Although it was a COVID-wracked year, 2020 saw an eclectic, brilliant slate of movies. Sure,…

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The Father (2021)

For Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), dementia is like a prison that’s constantly undergoing renovations: His room…

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Sound of Metal (2020)

Sound of Metal is a great film, replete with sly humor and aching sadness. It’s less about Ruben’s deafness than what he does next: Even in profound loss, there is the potential for spiritual gain. Ahmed could very well win the Oscar for Best Actor–he’s that good. (Raci is a dark horse, as well.) If you’re looking for compelling drama, this one is well worth the stream.

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One Night in Miami… (2020)

Miami constructs a meetup of incredible people who tackle still-relevant issues. They push each other, and end up challenging us in the process. This is a funny, provocative, moving film, one that exceeds the hype surrounding it.

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Minari (2021)
Five Stars

This film puts me in a bit of a bind. I was good and ready to call the Oscars for Nomadland. Now, I’m not so sure.

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The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

In the The United States vs. Billie Holiday, director Lee Daniels finds the perfect actress to embody such a monumental subject. He just can’t get the material up to that same standard.

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Cinemavino — Episode 64: Oscars Wild

For this episode of Cinemavino, we talk about the Oscar noms.  Once again, the Academy got a buncha picks right, and whole buttload of ’em wrong, too.

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Marriage Story
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Marriage Story (2019)

An even blend of wry and wrenching, this is great film that examines what happens after the story of a marriage ends.  

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