Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

1. Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn
 Saorise Ronan Brooklyn, Saorise Ronan Oscar

2. Brie Larson - Room
 Brie Larson Room, Brie Larson

3. Cate Blanchett - Carol
 Cate Blanchett Oscars

4. Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
 Jennifer Lawrence Joy, Jennifer Lawrence Oscar Predictions,

5. Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years
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Other Contenders
6. Lily Tomlin - Grandma
7. Sarah Silverman - I Smile Back
8. Charlize Theron - Mad Max: Fury Road
9. Carey Mulligan - Suffragette
10. Emily Blunt - Sicario

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

1. Sylvester Stallone - Creed
 Stallone Creed- Rocky Creed

2. Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
 Rylance Bridge of SPies

3. Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation
 Elba Beasts of No Nation

4. Michael Keaton - Spotlight

 Michael Keaton Spotlight

5. Tom Hardy - The Revenant
 Tom Hardy The Revenant

Other Contenders
6. Michael Shannon - 99 Holmes
7. Christian Bale - The Big Short
8. Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
9. Paul Dano - Love and Mercy
10. Jacob Tremblay - Room

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

1. Rooney Mara - Carol
 Rooney Mara Carol, Rooney Mara Oscar Predictions, Carol movie

2. Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
 Alicia Vikander Best Supporting Actress, Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl

3. Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs
Kate Winslet, Kate Winslet Steve Jobs

4. Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
 Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight

5. Rachel McAdams - Spotlight
 Rachel McAdams Spotlight

Other Contenders
6. Helen Mirren - Trumbo
7. Jane Fonda - Youth
8. Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina
9. Kristen Stewart - Clouds of Sils Maria
10. Elizabeth Banks - Love and Mercy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Top 10 Films of the 1950s

1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
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2. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan)
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3. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
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4. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)
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5. The Searchers (John Ford)
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6. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder)
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7. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
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8. Shane (George Stevens)
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9. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicolas Ray)
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10. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
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Saturday, June 20, 2015

It Follows (2015)

It Follows is a horror film that tells the story of a girl who is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter. Jay (Maika Monroe) finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her.

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Like most good horror films, It Follows works well as a social commentary. It's a rare horror film that has  intriguing ideas to match its thrills. The entity, an obvious metaphor for an STD, haunts you until you pass it along to another person. Though, that's just a temporary fix because if the entity kills its the next victim, it eventually makes it way back down the line to previous victims. So there is a constant sense of dread that this one mistake will follow continue to follow you.

 photo it_follows_zpsrrtu0bn9.jpgThis entity doesn't have a defined appearance. It can look like anybody at anytime and its invisible to everyone else but the current victim. It's fitting that nobody else can see this entity, just as nobody else can relate to Jay's current trauma. It's personal to her.

She's haunted by this entity, not just because it keeps following her, but also because of moral struggle it creates. Should she pass it on and let somebody else worry about it? Should someone else have suffer because of her mistake?

 photo It-Follows-1-620x400_zpsrplhvdlq.pngThis dilema forces Jay into a deeper despair as she struggles to come up with a solution.
It plays on similar fears teens face when growing up... dealing with an increased sense of responsibility and a certain loss of innocence (along with the obvious sexual fears).

Decisions made today, can impact the rest of your life. That, in and of itself, is a terrifying thought. With almost no adult characters in sight, these teens are forced to make all their decisions on their own and see how they play out (even if they don't always make the right decisions).

It Follows relies more on its eerie, creepy, suspenseful atmosphere than it does on typical horror tricks. While there are some genuine scares, there may not be enough to satisfy most horror fans today- and the film might be better for it. Modern horror films rely on too many cheap tricks and easy jump scares. Director David Robert Mitchell seems more concerned with creating a constant sense of tension and doom as the danger is always approaching. That horrifying atmosphere is much more difficult to create and feels more like a throwback to the horror films of the 1980s. Because of that, It Follows stands out among the horror films of today.

It Follows is a fascinating horror film with a lot on its mind. With enough thrills to satisfy, and a killer score to frighten, It Follows will stay with you long after you watch.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Top 10 Films of the 1960s

1. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
 Psycho best films of the 1960s, Best films of the 60s, Psycho Hitchock 

2. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
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3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
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4. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone)
  The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Eastwood, Best Films of the 60s 

5. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill)
 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Redford and Newman, Redford and Newman, Butch Cassidy best of the 1960s

6. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan)
 To Kill a Mockingbird Peck

7. The Graduate (Mike Nichols)
 The Graduate, The Graduate Hoffman

8. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero)
Night of the Living Dead, Best Horror Films

9. Wait Until Dark (Terrance Young)
 Wait Until Dark, Wait Until Dark Hepburn, Best Thrillers of the 1960s

10. Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg)
 Cool Hand Luke Paul Newman, Cool Hand Luke Best Films of the 1960s

Monday, March 30, 2015

Top 10 Films of the 1970s

1. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
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2. Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
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3. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
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4. The Sting (George Roy Hill)
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5. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
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6. Alien (Ridley Scott)
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7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman)
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8. The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola)
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9. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino)
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10. Rocky (John G. Avildsen)
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Top 10 Films of the 1980s

Best of the decade (1980-1989).

1. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
Scorsese DeNiro, Robert DeNiro Raging Bull, Best Films of the 1980s

2. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
 Blade_Runner_1982, Blade Runner Ridley Scott best of the 80s

3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
 Steve Spielberg Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harrison Ford Indiana Jones

4. Back to the Future (Robert Zemekis)
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5. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
 Stanley Kubrick The Shining

6. Die Hard (John McTiernan)
 Bruce Willis Die Hard

7. E.T. (Steven Spielberg)
 E.T. Steven Spielberg, Best movies of the 1980s

8. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes)
 The Breakfast Club

9. The Verdict (Sidney Lumet)
 Paul Newman The Verdict

10. Field of Dreams (Phil Alden Robinson)
 kevin_cosnter_field_of_dreams, Field of Dreams Kevin Costner, Best baseball movies