Category: Movie Reviews

2015 Oscars

For the fourth consecutive year, my wife and I have dealt with the bitter reality of a Midwestern winter by running from it, hiding in the dark to watch films deemed worthy by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This time we set a new record, managing to see 17 films nominated in […]

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2014 Oscars

The nine films up for Best Picture Once again, Julie and I have battled the winter blahs by immersing ourselves in the alternative reality of cinema, squirreled away in top row center for our annual marathon of Best Picture nominees. This year, we were able to see all of the films that received acting and […]

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Oscar Therapy

It’s an utter indulgence, but for the second year in a row, my wife and I have seen all nine of the Best Picture nominees prior to the Academy Awards. Indulgent, I say, because the aggregate twenty hours and nineteen minutes that we spent watching the films might have been put to more practical use […]

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Best Picture

What do Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, John Goodman and Jessica Chastain have in common? Each of them appears in two of the nine movies nominated for Best Picture of 2011 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Four of the films include French settings or characters, three of them use World Wars I […]

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Back From The Dead

One of the things that I love about the Internet is the way that it snatches dormant media from obscurity, allowing us to experience anew that which hitherto existed in the far recesses of our minds as the merest fragments of memory. Whether it’s a long-forgotten commercial or pages from an old Christmas catalog, it […]

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Innovation And Inception

“Fear not! It’s only a picture of a train!”  Learning the language of cinema in 1895. SPOILER ALERT! If you are like me and prefer to know as little as possible about a movie before seeing it (I don’t even like to watch trailers for this reason), then be forewarned that the following post discusses […]

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And The Shark Goes “Grrr!”

Oh, the many pleasant hours I spent plucking junk from its spring-loaded jaw! We are in full summer mode here in the Hunt household, and perhaps there is no greater indication of our seasonal relaxation than the fact that we have just sacrificed four consecutive evenings to view the entire Jaws tetralogy.  This is what […]

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Yes, Wonderful

Ever have one of those days? “I’ve been nominated for membership in the National Geographic Society.” “Aw, youth is wasted on the wrong people!” “This old thing?  Why, I only wear it when I don’t care how I look.” “Well, I’m sorry – HEY!” “Out you two pixies go, through the door or out the […]

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