2014 Flashback Awards and Year in Review

Another year has ended and with 2015’s entry comes the inevitable flashback to weigh and measure the films of the past year. Most of 2014’s best films were released late in the year but it was a great year for movies from start to finish. Littering the calendar are enormous career comebacks (Michael Keaton, Birdman), career-changing performances (J.K.…

Flashforward: April’s Most Anticipated Films

April has (almost) arrived like a long overdue friend. Not only does it bring one of 2014’s most anticipated films (see #1 below), but my two week vacation has come with it, straddling the March and April border. Instead of my usual day-off routine where I pile up grandiose hopes expectations of crossing projects off my to do…

Gravity

So I’m a little late to the party on this one. Sheepishly, I’ll admit that one of the main motivations for writing this review and seeing the movie in the first place is all the Oscar buzz surrounding Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi adventure. After months of feet-dragging and ignoring the movie, I finally saw it last night, ignoring…

Flashforward: March’s Most Anticipated Films

March will likely be remembered more for this weekend’s Academy Awards presentation than any of the movies released this month, but we do appear to be coming out of a barren winter for movies. More than a handful of movies released this month are gathering attention and exciting fans. February was largely forgettable with more…