The United States has a deep and divisive race problem. The horrific events surrounding Trayvon Martin and Ferguson, among others, have in recent years made their way as news across the globe alongside what appears to be a mostly white, far right minority that insists it’s important that Americans bear arms. It’s a troubling pairing, […]Read more "Why #OscarsSoWhite has got it so wrong"
Best Supporting Actor Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Bradley Cooper, American Hustle Jonah Hill, The Wolf Of Wall Street A great category. Hill’s out and Cooper SHOULD be out, but for reasons unknown people are ignoring he fact that Cooper is taking his Silver Linings […]Read more "Quickfire tips for the 2013 Oscars"
NOTE: This is, clearly, a year too late. But it serves as a reasonable prequel to the Best Films of 2013, coming next week! Probably. Anyway, enjoy! I have a motto: “Life’s too short to watch bad movies”. In fulfillment of this, I spend much of my spare time trying to tick off ‘Best Picture’ winners, […]Read more "Top Ten Films of 2012"
Some brief thoughts and Oscar predictions before the big event today and my official top ten of the year later this week: 1) This has been an extraordinarily strong year for film, but without one that stands head and shoulders above the rest. I’ve seen 8 of the 9 best picture nominees – apologies to […]Read more "2013 Oscar Tips"
I’m a big movie fan. In fact, I not so long ago wrote a way, way too long review of my top ten films of the 2011 film season. However, I moonlight in my day job (wait…daylight?) as an Associate Pastor of a Uniting Church in Golden Grove, with a heavy emphasis on the Youth […]Read more "YPM @ the Movies: The Hunger Games"