Awards

Producers Guild of America (PGA) Nominations Announced

By John H. Foote Ten films were nominated for Best Picture today by the PGA making their Oscar chances a whole lot better. BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, A Quiet Place, Roma, Vice, Green Book and the expected Oscar juggernaut A Star is Born. The nominations for Bohemian Rhapsody must be considered a…

Review: DESTROYER (***)

By John H. Foote Nicole Kidman gives a towering performance of barely concealed fury in this film, a performance that elevates the film, a performance that is the finest of her career. With little to no make up, her hair a mess, her eyes red with lack of sleep, her movements simply forward, unyielding, she is a frightening…

Review: VICE (****)

By John H. Foote Great acting performances leave me in awe. They stroke my soul, they feed me. Great acting has often brought me to tears just because of the purity of the accomplishment, it can be utterly breathtaking to see. From Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Jane Fonda in Klute (1971),…

Review: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (***1/2)

By Nick Maylor Much like The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse  is an animated superhero feature that is packed with laughs and will no doubt be warmly received by the kids. It is also reminiscent of The Lego Batman Movie in that the entire thing serves as an irreverent love-letter to the titular character(s), their history, and…

Review: THE MULE (***)

By John H. Foote When Warner Brothers announced Clint Eastwood’s new film The Mule was getting a year-end release, obviously, the rumour mill began talking Oscar. And why not? In 2004 the frontrunner for Best Picture and Best Director was Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004), a dizzying entertainment about the Hollywood years of Howard Hughes. In late…