Ennio Morricone

R.I.P. Ennio Morricone – My Favourite Themes

Oscar-winning Italian film composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. I thought that the best way that I can pay tribute to him to share some of my favourite Morricone themes from films that include The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Thing, and […]

Monday Editorial: The Poor Response of Cineplex to COVID-19

UPDATE (Mar 16, 9:30 PM): Since I originally wrote this editorial, Cineplex released a second statement saying that they were going to cease operations until at least April 2. When I first made my statement about the COVID-19 pandemic just a few short days ago, I mentioned that technically cinemas were remaining open. That quickly […]

A Statement about COVID-19

This has been a very rough week for me as the World Health Organization officially declared the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has been steadily spreading around the world since the end of December, a full-on pandemic. This resulted in the suspension of most large public gatherings, including all the sports leagues, and the general advice was […]

Parasite

Oscars 2020 Wrap-Up

History was made at the 92nd Academy Awards, as Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite became to first non-English film to win Best Picture, with the film also winning the awards for Best Director, Best International Film, and Best Original Screenplay. There were very few surprises in the rest of the major categories, as Joaquin Phoenix won Best […]

Parasite

Oscars 2020 – Best Picture Profiles – Parasite

Parasite Read my Review Number of Nominations: 6 Notable Awards so Far: Golden Globes – Best Foreign Language Film BAFTAs – Best Original Screenplay Screen Actors Guild – Outstanding Performance by a Cast Cannes Film Festival – Palme d’Or My Thoughts on the Film’s Chances: I purposely saved Parasite for last out of these Best […]

Marriage Story

Oscars 2020 – Best Picture Profiles – Marriage Story

Marriage Story Read my Review Number of Nominations: 6 Notable Awards so Far: Golden Globes – Best Actress in a Supporting Role BAFTAS – Best Supporting Actress Screen Actors Guild – Outstanding Performance by Actress in Supporting Role My Thoughts on the Film’s Chances: Along with The Irishman, this year marks the first time I […]

The Irishman

Oscars 2020 – Best Picture Profiles – The Irishman

The Irishman Read my Review Number of Nominations: 10 Notable Awards so Far: None My Thoughts on the Film’s Chances: If anything, the fact that The Irishman is one of the leading nominees should help to silence those who are criticizing the validity of Netflix productions, especially one directed by a filmmaker as high calibre […]

Oscars 2020 – Best Picture Profiles – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Read my Review Number of Nominations: 10 Notable Awards So Far: Golden Globes – Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Screenplay BAFTAS – Best Supporting Actor Screen Actors Guild – Best Actor in a Supporting Role My Thoughts on the Film’s Chances: […]

Ford vs Ferrari

Oscars 2020 – Best Picture Profiles – Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari Read my Review Number of Nominations: 4 Notable Awards so Far: BAFTAS – Best Editing My Thoughts on the Film’s Chances: Ford v Ferrari is one of the more mainstream nominations in this year’s Best Picture race and I think it’s probably safe to say that the film’s chances of winning the […]

Jojo Rabbit

Oscars 2020 – Best Picture Profiles – Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit Read my Review Number of Nominations: 6 Notable Awards so Far: BAFTAS – Best Adapted Screenplay Toronto International Film Festival – Grolsch People’s Choice Award My Thoughts on the Film’s Chances If anything, Jojo Rabbit continues the track record of the winner of the TIFF People’s Choice Award going on to get a […]