Blue Jay (Indie Film Pick)

Independent films frequently turn out to be hidden gems, though are often underestimated. The 2016 romantic drama entitled Blue Jay (now available on Netflix)is no exception alongside an extensive list of acclaimed indie favorites (e.g., Parasite, Sideways, Whiplash, Get Out, Little Miss Sunshine, Being John Malkovich, Lost In Translation, Juno, The Usual Suspects, No CountryContinue reading “Blue Jay (Indie Film Pick)”

Nomadland

With three recent Oscar wins to its credit (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress) this film, inspired by Jessica Bruder’s 2017 nonfiction book entitled Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, is very deserving of a post. Not just because it explores an innovative method of moviemaking via a docu-fictional hybrid perspective (e.g. a filmologyContinue reading “Nomadland”

Three Top Oscar Picks: Sound of Metal, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom & Minari

With the Oscars just hours away binge watching all the fabulous movies competing for gold is one of my favorite pastimes! The remarkable picture Sound of Metal is definitely a front runner, as are two other noteworthy movies – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Korean film Minari. Oddly enough the trio have several commonContinue reading “Three Top Oscar Picks: Sound of Metal, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom & Minari”

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”