Filmotomy Team Oscar Predictions

Yes, it is almost time to watch film actors, directors, producers, and writers award the newest minted Oscar winners to their colleagues and friends. Sunday will be the 90th Academy Awards, and unlike last year, there is now a whole team of us at Filmotomy who have made Oscar predictions for Sunday’s show. Listed below […]

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Listmania – Paul Thomas Anderson Edition

This week at Filmotomy we are celebrating Paul Thomas Anderson and the brilliant films he’s made over the last 20 years. I myself have been a big fan of his since I first saw Boogie Nights sometime in the late 1990s. I thought it was bold and entertaining as hell. Then I saw Magnolia and […]

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The Prestige: Underrated Magic

Of all of Christopher Nolan’s film, The Prestige is still likely the most overlooked film in his catalogue. While Memento, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and Inception get most of the praise from Nolan fans, The Prestige is often left out and that’s a shame, because it’s arguably one of his very best films. I think The Prestige came […]

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Oscars 2016: When Emma Stone Won Best Picture

So, what kind of year was 2017? How to even answer this question takes a lot of consideration and research. On the surface, it seemed like yet another up and down year. The theater I believe is slowly dying, but online film and the hunger for film has been stronger than ever. I know for […]

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Listmania – Al Robinson’s Top 6 Horror / Thriller Films Of 2017

Mwahahahaha!! Hey everybody, it’s Big Al Robinson here, aka, the Keeper of the Scrolls, and I’m gonna give you guys my top 6 favorite horror/thriller movies of the year. First off, there was such a gluttony of horror films this year, and it makes it that much harder to choose from, especially since many of them were really […]

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Las Vegas Film Critics Society Really Like Three Billboards

The Las Vegas Film Critics Society has announced their annual awards, and this year, they went with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as their Best Picture, along with Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, and Ensemble. I’d say there is a good chance they liked this film, which is music to my ears. Las […]

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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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For Your Consideration: Baby Driver, Best Film Editing

Baby Driver is easily one of my favorite films released in theaters this year, and part of the reason it is, is because of its crafts. As the Oscar race heats up, one of the films that I haven’t seen much attention for is Baby Driver. I don’t know why because it has some of the best: […]

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1st Edition Of My Early Oscar Predictions

Hey all Oscar fans, I’ve decided to put out my early Oscar predictions after the reactions to the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals. I’ve got the biggest major contenders being Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, and even the latest Toronto People’s Choice award winner, Three Billboards Outside […]

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Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! Proves To Polarize With Its Ambiguity

So many things to say about Darren Aronofsky’s new film, Mother!. First, I want to express that I really liked it. It’s scary, intense, emotional, frenetic, and ambiguous, which I think might be its greatest strength. For most of the film, it has rising and falling tension, but never becomes more than what the average […]

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Listmania – David Fincher Awards Edition

To put it simply, David Fincher is my all-time favorite movie director. I like how stylish his movies are, and how much detail he puts into them. You can tell how much he thinks about doing as best a job as possible, even to the point of shooting the same scene multiple times to get […]

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Masterpiece Memo: The Social Network

To begin with I think The Social Network is a masterpiece. It’s a film that I really love, and ever since I first saw it in January 2011, I always feel like it is an event to watch. There are not many films that I have felt this strongly about. Titanic is a film that […]

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Listmania: 5 Favorite Tim Burton Movies

#DirectorsWeekend – #TimBurton – Friday August 4th – Sunday August 6th Tim Burton is one of those directors to me where when I think of his movies, the first thoughts I have are of 1, how strange his movies are, and 2, how much he was great at genre movies. His movies might be strange, but […]

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Review: Dunkirk

USA Theatrical Release – July 21, 2017 Director – Christopher Nolan Screenplay – Christopher Nolan Synopsis – A retelling of the event in Dunkirk, France during World War II where 330,000 British soldiers were trapped on the beach and left (mostly) defenseless against the German army. STORY – I found the story to be extremely interesting. […]

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Review: The Big Sick

USA Theatrical Release – June 23, 2017 (Limited), July 14, 2017 (Wide) Director – Michael Showalter Screenplay – Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani Cast – Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano Synopsis – Kumail Nanjiani deals with the ups and downs of his relationship with his girlfriend, when an unknown illness occurs and threatens […]

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Listmania – Al’s Best of 2017 (Jan-June)

It’s now July, and that means that the first half of the year is over. That also means that it’s time to look back at the movies I’ve seen so far and pick my favorites based on the main categories that I enjoy to award. I’ve only seen 15 movies, which is a pretty low […]

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Woo L.A. Bonus Podcast: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Hey everybody, this is our bonus episode of the Write Out of LA Podcast that Jonathan, Eric, and I recorded where we discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe and all the different subjects that go with it.  We ended up with some sound issues due to being too far from the microphone and I tried cleaning […]

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Listmania: Al’s Top 5 Samuel L. Jackson Characters

Samuel L. Jackson is arguably the most badass character actor of all-time, and so many of his characters have been memed and parodied out of respect. He’s a Legend of Hollywood now, and is the highest grossing actor to ever grace the silver screen. He’s also become one of my favorite actors, and I still […]

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Listmania: Al’s Best of 2016 Awards

On the latest episode of the Woo L.A. Podcast, you can hear my picks for what I thought was the best in film of 2016. I waited until now to release these because I wanted to wait until I had a chance to see everything from last year. For these nominees and winners, I tried […]

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Listmania – Bouncing Out 5 Basketball Movies

NCAA Men’s Basketball Edition Can you feel it?? That’s March Madness, AKA, the NCAA basketball tournament. We’re down to the FINAL 4 this weekend, and we’ll know soon enough who’s gonna play in the championship game on Monday night. In the meantime, I decided it was time to rank my 5 favorite “basketball movies”, even […]

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Listmania: Top 5 Star Wars Movies

Listmania – Star Wars Edition I finally got a chance to see Rogue One, and I was inspired by it to rank my top 5 favorite Star Wars movies. Of the 8 so far, I think only episodes I and II are pretty unwatchable. All the rest are great and must-sees. This is a franchise […]

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