2015 Flashback Awards

EDIT: Please note, the original version of this post omitted Bryan Cranston from the list of Best Actor nominations. He has been added in the #3 spot below for his role in Trumbo. The rest of the list shifted down to accommodate Cranston’s inclusion Damien, 1/19/16   Happy 2016 Everyone! Before we unveil the Flashforward…

Flashforward: December’s Most Anticipated Films

December’s Most Anticipated Films: Movie of the Month: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Release date: December 18, 2015 Director: J. J. Abrams Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max von Sydow Synopsis: The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features…

Guest Review: JFK

Flashback/Backslide joined the Argumentative August series hosted by Movie Rob and Ten Stars or Less with a review of Oliver Stone’s JFK. Head over to read the review and all the other great reviews of courtroom dramas. Back in high school I passed through a short-lived Oliver Stone phase. I had just finished a longer tour through…

Flashforward: December’s Most Anticipated Films

Award worthy films and performances continue to pile up in theaters. November offered several, many of which were on last month’s Flashforward and have been reviewed by great film blogs (links for each movie are given below). December brings us more familiar faces and Hollywood heavy hitters to get us through this cold winter. NOVEMBER FLASHFORWARD…

Interstellar: Much more than 2014’s Gravity

Before we get started, let me say two things. First, the bulk of this review will have minimal to zero spoilers and as such won’t go through all of Interstellar‘s (confusing) plot points. If I want to address something specific I’ll discuss it in the footnotes at the bottom of this page. Second, as could be expected, Interstellar has rallied the…

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street was FB/BS’s most anticipated film of the second half of 2013. Scorsese is my favorite director and every one of his new releases is grounds for full-blown movie-nerd parties. I’ve been obsessed with his films ever since I’ve been obsessed with films (if you’re looking for a good book on…