The second season of Jessica Jones is debuting this week on Friday and in advance the names of the episodes have been announced via some awesome pulp art. Each episode gets its own dime store detective novel cover and each one is pretty awesome.
Tonight is the 90th annual Academy Awards and for the 6th year in a row we are live blogging! Newest updates are at the top!
It’s time for the 90th Annual Academy Awards tonight and that means that Simon and I will be live blogging the show! As always I’m publishing my guesses and thoughts now so that they are on the record ahead of time so that I can be held accountable for my guesses. Usually I have some pretty strong ideas of what’s going to happen but this year everything feels a bit up in the air.
Last years show was a bit bonkers what with the Best Picture mix up so the show is pretty certain to be a little less exciting at least. In any event let’s get right to my thoughts on the categories.
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Another year, another list of favourites. 2017 has been a … turbulent year in the real world but a stellar one for film. You may have noticed that I haven’t been writing much lately, VIFF coverage aside, but I have been gong to the movies. As of this writing I watched 323 movies in 2017, 70 of which were 2017 releases. Not too shabby considering that I only go to one festival.
Before we get to my dozen favourites there are a few things worth sharing. First, a few that I haven’t seen yet:
- Call Me By Your Name (wr. James Ivory, dir. Luca Guadagnino)
- The Florida Project (wr. Chris Bergoch & Sean Baker, dir. Sean Baker)
- I, Tonya (wr. Steven Rogers, dir. Craig Gillespie)
- The Post (wr. Josh Singer & Liz Hannah, dir. Steven Spielberg)
- Phantom Thread (wr & dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
- Professor Marston and The Wonder Women (wr. & dir. Angela Robinson)
Some of these were due to scheduling on my part (I have a day job!) and some on the films part (Neither The Post nor I, Tonya are out here yet), but all of them seem like exactly the kind of movies that would end up near the top of my list.
Second, these choices are presented in alphabetical order except my favourite which will come last. There are a variety of reasons for this but mostly it comes down the fact that they are all good movies that I have a hard time grading relative to each other because they are all so different. Consider also that some of them I have seen multiple times and others just once and that second viewings are often where I end up solidifying an opinion and you end up with a list that looks like this.
Third, don’t have any honourable mentions but I will probably write some further thoughts on 2017 in a separate post.
So without any further ado, here are my favourite dozen
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It’s been a hell of a year, to put it mildly. Thankfully, we’ve had a great twelve months of games and movies to take our minds off the world slowing falling into a Trump-shaped festering sinkhole.
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a perfect movie that never found its audience. It should have been the start of a sprawling franchise of adaptations of the twenty-plus book Aubrey-Maturin series but instead we’ve been stuck with just one fantastic movie from this series for the past 14 years.
But maybe not anymore.
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The live action Disney remakes have been a bit of a mixed bag for me but this announcement should be enough to get anyone hyped.
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Like, now. Whatever it is, it can wait.
I was quite excited. Then very excited. And now I’m standing and clapping. STAR WARS.
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Bold, clever and heartfelt, The Orville is a gorgeous piece of sci-fi – and I’m as surprised as anyone.
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Todd Haynes movies, love ’em or … not? Wait, does anyone not love Todd Haynes movies? Anyway, the point is that the man is a consummate visual storyteller, and in that regard Wonderstruck might be his magnum opus. There two main stories, one set in the 1970s and another in the 1920s, each with a child protagonist and each moving in their own ways. If you’re thinking that they might be connected, yes, of course they are both to each other and a third story told later in the film.
It would have been easy to adapt this story, a kids novel, for kids but Wonderstruck is a moving tale for all ages.