Listmania – Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is one of my all-time favorite film directors, and he’s had a major impact on me as a lover of cinema. He’s made so many different genres and narratives, yet none of them ever feel stale or wrote. He’s the kind of director that shows his feelings through his filmmaking and you get […]

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Lady Bird Soars High With The Memphis Online Film Critics

The Memphis Online Film Critics chose Lady Bird as its Best Picture winner and not only gave Best Director to Greta Gerwig but interestingly, they awarded Lady Bird with the Best Art Direction award. While Lady Bird continues to be a steamroller along with Sam Rockwell who won another Supporting Actor prize, there were some […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 10: Close Encounters of the Critics Awards

So here comes Episode 10 of our podcast, which we may have finally settled on a name for, given the site’s successful re-branding. But enough of that, in this session host Al Robinson is joined by Daniel Smith-Rowsey, Jonathan Holmes, and Steve Schweighofer to discuss the recent critics awards events over the past couple of […]

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Genre Blast: When the Backdrop is Christmas – The Yuletide Genre

Ah, the obligatory list of Christmas films, you’re thinking. Well, Santa Claus, presents for precocious kids, heartwarmingly comical family get-togethers…I’m not going there. In place of mischievous elves, angels getting their wings, or reindeer on the roof, I’m looking for films that use the holiday season as a backdrop, whose narratives just happen to occur […]

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Screen Actors Guild Nominations Offer A Few Surprises

WOW!!!! That is all I can say about my thoughts on the Screen Actors Guild nominations. There’s so many shockers that I don’t know where to begin. For starters, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri seriously over-performed with four nominations including Best Ensemble and a surprise Supporting Actor mention for Woody Harrelson. Also, late breakers The […]

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Lady Bird Conquers With Chicago Film Critics Association Winners

Lady Bird managed to take flight at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, winning Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Promising Filmmaker for Greta Gerwig. But coming right behind is Call Me By Your Name which won three awards: Best Actor and Most Promising Performer for Timothee Chalamet and Best Adapted Screenplay […]

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More Innovation And Inspiration With The Women Film Critics Circle Nominations

Forgiving them for not updating their website since last year’s roll of honor, the choices by this cluster of film-minded women from all over the shop still demonstrate much to celebrate about women in film. Behind the camera as well as in front. Here are the nominations for the 2017 Women Film Critics Circle: BEST MOVIE […]

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A.I. – Spielberg’s Greatest Fairytale

It has taken over a decade for critics to finally realise just how great A.I. Artificial Intelligence actually is. A.I. was Stanley Kubrick’s pet project, until he passed away and Steven Spielberg took over. Upon its initial release, many critics and audience members didn’t quite know how to respond it, with some critics dismissing it […]

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The Four Corners of Spielberg

In one corner we have Amistad, Bridge of Spies, and Munich; in the opposing corner, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, War of the Worlds, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Kitty-corner there’s Catch Me if You Can, Sugarland Express, and The Terminal facing-off against Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and Jaws – and their […]

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San Diego Film Critics Society Stand Strong For Get Out

The San Diego Film Critics Society pulled their weight behind Get Out which won both Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Even though Lady Bird was runner-up in both categories, it still pulled off a Supporting Actress win for Laurie Metcalf who tied with Allison Janney for I, Tonya. Other notable wins include the battle […]

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Golden Globes Nominations Have Us Scratching Our Heads

This year’s nominations for the always unpredictable Golden Globes have been released and I must say, it is the snubs that are more noticeable than the films and performances that actually got nominated. For starters, Get Out managed to get nominated for Best Motion Picture-Musical Or Comedy and Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya, but nothing […]

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Steven Spielberg Week: How To Watch His Movies – 2010s

The most recent batch of Spielberg films (not including the newly released The Post) deliver heavy, but audience-friendly political journeys (including The Post), a film with heavy sentiment, as well as two visits into animated, including a collaboration with Peter Jackson. It’s incredible to see how far this filmmaker has come, five decades of a […]

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Steven Spielberg Week: How To Watch His Movies – 2000s

A huge return to an unforgettable adventure franchise, a sci-fi drama once meant for a certain Stanley Kubrick, a Tom Cruise double bill, a Tom Hank double bill, a powerful true story from the 1970s, and a gripping remake of a terror classic. There are some doubters, and of course some disappointments here, but not a […]

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Steven Spielberg Week: How To Watch His Movies – 1990s

In the 1990s Spielberg would conquer both box office and Academy Awards in the very same year. All his films from then decade are easily available to stream online, and links to multiple platforms are all below. As you may know, some of these come highly recommended for the kids, some not so much. I’ll […]

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Steven Spielberg Week: How To Watch His Movies – 1980s

Many of us have a nostalgic fondness of the 80s, grew up with Spielberg’s legacy as he showed us true cinematic adventure and young emotional resonance. The next batch of the filmmakers movies are all from this decade. And each one is out there for you to watch. So don’t waste any more time, get […]

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Steven Spielberg Week: How To Watch His Movies – 1970s

So here we are arriving at Steven Spielberg Week. I know you’ve been looking forward to this. But wait, you haven’t seen Schindler’s List? You want to cry your eyes out to E.T. again? Can’t remember Matt Damon being in Saving Private Ryan? We got you covered. All of Spielberg’s feature films are available to […]

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I, Tonya And Mudbound Get Some Love From The New York Film Critics Online

While the New York Film Critics Online loved Mudbound enough to give it Best Picture, Best Director, and Ensemble Cast, they still were passionate about The Florida Project which tied with Mudbound for Best Picture and won Supporting Actor. They also threw their weight behind I, Tonya which won Best Actress for Margot Robbie and […]

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Boston Society Of Film Critics Go For Phantom Thread

Even though Phantom Thread is a late breaker in this year’s awards season, it managed to pick up major steam as the Boston Society Of Film Critics awarded it Best Picture, Best Director for Paul Thomas Anderson, and Best Score. Meanwhile, Willem Dafoe continues to steamroll his way through the Supporting Actor category as he […]

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