Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2021

The SAG Awards this year was a brief one-hour pre-taped virtual extravaganza that was easily missed if you didn’t already have it in your calendar. Normally the SAG Awards forecast the Oscars, but not this year as the jury opted to nominate and award some obscure picks, which will make things interesting come Oscar time.Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2021”

Oprah With Meghan & Harry

The much-anticipated explosive interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey with Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle is now one for the books. Normally I only discuss film and the life lessons such tales impart. But since I am so fond of true stories and given the fact that royal family members rarely give in-depth interviews IContinue reading “Oprah With Meghan & Harry”

Mank

Old Hollywood is brilliantly brought to life in David Fincher’s fascinating true story entitled Mank, written by Fincher’s late father Jack. This amazing period-piece centers on drunken washed-up screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) who pretty much single-handedly wrote Orson Welles’ magnum opus Citizen Kane (released in 1941) yet was almost white-washed from receiving properContinue reading “Mank”

2 Top Original Netflix Series

Since quality feature film releases are so limited these days due to COVID-19, many amusement seekers including myself are investing their time in series watching. Two Netflix grim-reaper picks worth considering are After Life, and Dead to Me. Both have a similar premise but differ in their approach. Let’s start the discussion and find outContinue reading “2 Top Original Netflix Series”

Lincoln

On the eve of the U.S. Inauguration, and with the country’s mounting divisiveness reaching a colossal destructive breakpoint, discussing legendary director Steven Spielberg’s 2012 historical drama Lincoln seems wholly appropriate. Racking up twelve Oscar nominations, including a win in the Best Actor Category for Daniel Day Lewis’ brilliant portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, this film focusesContinue reading “Lincoln”

Four True Law Netflix Picks: Operation Finale, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Children Act, The Laundromat

True stories make for fantastic movies, especially when law-and-order are part of the topography. Given my love of factual pieces, and the recent climate of anarchy vs. authority, I thought discussing some good legal-eagle Netflix picks would be a good way to kick off the New Year. The four movies I have selected are allContinue reading “Four True Law Netflix Picks: Operation Finale, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Children Act, The Laundromat”