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”


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”