Tag: Nick

SUPERHEROES & THE OSCARS – What Led to BLACK PANTHER’S Best Picture Nomination

By Nick Maylor A full decade after The Dark Knight (2008) was snubbed for a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars (an award it should have rightfully won), Black Panther (2018) has shattered the glass ceiling for superhero movies by becoming the first such film to receive the long sought-after Best Picture nomination. Along with…

The Best Film Adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Nick Maylor  So far this December, Alan, Craig, Melissa, and John have all listed their favourite/must-see Christmas/Holiday films. Alan and I also threw a spotlight on television specials we hold dear. When I was asked to do a list of my top 5 Christmas movies, I found myself at the inescapable truth that at…

Nick’s Christmas Cartoon Classics (Television)

By Nick Maylor Following in Alan’s footsteps, I’ve decided to take a brief break from film to explore the world of television at Christmas.  While I do not have any film bias towards specific subgenres, when it comes to television, I have a certain wheelhouse I generally stay in… I love cartoons.  Animated sitcoms have…

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: MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE (**1/2)

By Nick Maylor It has long been my contention that Andy Serkis is one of the greatest living actors. His performances as Caesar in the rebooted The Planet of the Apes series (2011-2017) is every bit as good as Daniel Day-Lewis’ role in Lincoln (2012) and should have earned Serkis at least two Oscar nominations. It’s no…