Archive | February 2013

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The Cronenberg Chronicle-Phase Eleven: The Fly (1986)

Ah…this is the one where things divert a bit from the pattern of his later films from 1988 to present day. First off, as we work our way backwards through David’s chronology–this film represents the first break in what I’ve dubbed the “S” team. Howard Shore does compose the music (an operatic score for some–more on […]

Revival Mania: the 2013 New York Theatre Season kicks into high gear!

This sure has become almost exclusively a film blog lately! Hey…we just got through the Oscars, what do you want?! But I’m promising to get back to the theatre over the next few weeks. Spring and fall are the two seasons that most of my stage attendance occurs the last few years, and it seems like […]

Oscar Predictions for 2013…the aftermath

Wow. What a comeback, huh? For those who were following from home, I have to confess that I was more than a bit nervous when I started out the evening going 0 for 2 practically right out of the box(Supporting Actor & Animated Feature). But I sat tight, kept my fingers crossed—and banged out TEN […]

Oscar Predictions 2013

It’s certainly an exciting race this year…and I guess that’s one thing we do need to praise Ben Affleck for. His omission from the Best Director ballot has opened up all kinds of possibilities in multiple categories…and secured a virtual lock in at least one. The Big One. And we are hours away from the […]

Coming soon…Oscar predictions for 2013!!!

We have arrived! The final weekend of the movie season! Rest assured, I have been putting in my customary hours of research in trying to bring you the best Academy Awards forecast possible. And don’t forget, the annual Independent Spirit Awards are broadcast the day before Oscar. No predictions will be published for the Spirits, […]


It’s not a great documentary, but it’s a pretty good one. I’ve read a variety of reviews on this that range from it being “important” to “limited”. Both sides are right, methinks. But if director Lee Hirsch’s intention was simply to shine a light on a small spectrum of examples of pre-teen and early teen […]

Snow White and the Huntsman & Mirror Mirror

Snow White and the Huntsman is nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 85th Annual Academy Awards Both films are nominated for Best Costume Design at the 85th Annual Academy Awards  I don’t know why I do it to myself…I just do. In my efforts to be as completist as possible for my upcoming Super […]