Midsommar: The Shining Film of Our Decade

>>Spoiler Warning<< I recently sat down and watched Ari Aster’s floral horror Midsommar again. Still as great as ever, it kept reminding me of another horror film I love- Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. I’m going to make a bold statement here: Midsommar is the modern-day equivalent of The Shining. Just think on it; a group of people stay in a mysterious location,…

My Oscars 2020 Predictions

The Academy Awards are here again and the race is on for the golden statuette. Everyone is sharing their picks and I thought I would throw my hat into the ring with my picks for the nine biggest prizes of the night. Without further ado… Best Supporting Actress Who Will Win – Laura Dern, Marriage…

The Good Place: The Final Season (2019)

Well this is it. The final forking season of The Good Place. The Soul Squad has been to the Bad Place, the Good Place, the Medium Place. They’ve met the Almighty Judge and they’ve seen the Time Knife. We’re at the end of the Jeremy Bearimy, baby. After their encounter with the Judge (Maya Rudolph),…

1917 (2020)

The battlefield is barren, the smell of death everywhere. There is no end in sight; the real battle is surviving until the next day. The smallest actions of courage have the biggest impact in the battle of survival. And in the battle of survival, the winner is the last man standing. This is 1917. At…

Hard Eight (1996)

This year, I am on a mission to explore more directors and their filmographies and Paul Thomas Anderson is number one on my list! Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the greatest working directors of his generation, earning the love of critics and audiences alike. What better way to start exploring PTA’s career than at…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3 (2019)

The entire world is now her stage, and she’s only just begun. Mrs. Maisel is back at the microphone and more marvelous than ever in the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Midge Maisel’s (Rachel Brosnahan) comedy career is taking off! Now opening for singer Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain), Midge and her manager Suzie…

Top 20 Films of 2019

We’re closing the book on another year and another decade. Naturally it’s time to take a little look back at my favorite films of the last year!  Note: this list is composed of movies I have seen for the first time in 2019, not just 2019 releases Brief Encounter (1945) 2019 was the year I…

Cats (2019)

The moon is high and the humans have retired for the night. But the night isn’t quiet. Magic and mystery flow through the dark London streets as the Jellicle cats come out to play in the adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. Once a year when the moon is high, the band of Jellicle Cats…

Top 15 Television Shows of 2019

2019 is on its way out, but not before leaving us behind with some of peak television. Here is some of my favorite television shows I watched this year! Please note: My list is comprised of shows that are A) first time watch for me or B) a show I’ve seen with new seasons. Honorable…