Inglourious Basterds

Top 10 Movies of the “Filmspotting Era”

Top 10 Movies of the “Filmspotting Era”

Webster’s Dictionary defines Filmspotting as “a force of good in the universe.” Or maybe that was Rian Johnson. Whatever the case, my favorite film podcast turned 500 this past week, and to celebrate the occasion it held a live event where hosts Adam and Josh counted down their top five favorite films of the “Filmspotting […]

The Ten Best Films of 2009

The Ten Best Films of 2009

This was a very good year in film, and my first (partial) year as a blogger. Below are the ten films that have best stood the test of time. 10.) In the Loop Profanity has never been better used than in this frightening satire of government ineptitude. The film is very British and very, very […]

Inglourious Basterds Review

Inglourious Basterds Review

RATING: (4 STARS) You know something, Quentin Tarantino. I think this just might be your masterpiece. Inglourious Basterds is a truly audacious film from one of my all-time favorite directors. Not many filmmakers can rewrite history, but Tarantino does and succeeds with flying colors. The film, a fusion of war films and spaghetti westerns, has […]

2010 OSCARS: Final Guesses Before the Big Night

2010 OSCARS: Final Guesses Before the Big Night

Tonight is the big night. It seems like this awards season has gone on FOREVER so I’m relieved it finally ends. I’ve talked ad nauseum about the nominees, so now I’m simply going to list who or what I think will win, followed by who or what I think should win (won’t discuss foreign, doc, […]

2010 Golden Globes Predictions

2010 Golden Globes Predictions

Tonight is the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Associate (HFPA) is an interesting group. Over the last five years, only one eventual Best Picture winner at the Oscars (Slumdog Millionaire) took home the Best Picture Globe in its respective category. So will this be a litmus test of who’s in the […]

The Best Films of the 2000s

The Best Films of the 2000s

It’s hard to believe how much has changed for me over ten years. This was my coming-of-age decade. At the change of the millennium, I was in sixth grade. Now, with one semester left in college, I’m about to become a real person. In terms of movies, in 2000, I maybe attended two or three […]

The Ten Best Performances of 2009

The Ten Best Performances of 2009

Below are my ten favorite performances of the year. I wouldn’t dare say they were the ten best, but for one reason or another, I preferred these above any others in 2009. Some will be nominated for Oscars; others won’t be. But these actors and their outstanding work helped make 2009 such a strong year […]