The latest subject of Make Me Watch It is La La Land (2016), directed by Danien Chazelle. The updated and maintained list of options for “Make Me Watch It” can be found here. You can name up to ten movies you’d like me to cover here. The series can also be found on Stitcher, on iTunes, or in a direct RSS feed.
March 14, 2018
March 5, 2018
Guillermo del Toro’s SF/Fantasy/Fable inspired by an old monster movie won Best Picture and Best Director at the 2018 Academy Awards.1 Blade Runner 2049 took two, for Visual Effects and Cinematography, and Get Out, one, for best original screenplay.
Our review of the film appears here.
Full listing of winners may be found pretty much everywhere.
February 24, 2018
It has been awhile since we’ve done a Weekend Review of an older film, but here’s one we missed in 2017. A Ghost Story turns its familiar premise into something we’ve never quite seen before. It earned itself numerous awards— but less time in the theatres than the filmmakers might have liked.
February 18, 2018
The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment has been released, adding a new nation to the map and offering new technology. Click below to read the Black Panther review.
February 14, 2018
January 23, 2018
Guillermo del Toro’s acclaimed fantasy film takes the old monster movies and views them from a skewered perspective. In the first half, we’re following the action from the point of view of the cleaning woman at a government facility.
Then, she decides to get involved….
January 14, 2018
January 2, 2018
Running counter to Hollywood’s long-standing (and self-perpetuated) myth that woman can’t lead blockbuster movies, the top three films of 2017 all had female leads. Perhaps a shift is coming?
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $533 Million
- Beauty and The Beast (2017) – $504 Million
- Wonder Woman – $412 Million
- Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 – $390 Million
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – $334 Million
January 2, 2018
I was looking for a good movie viewing challenge for 2018, and couldn’t find any, so I made one. Anyone who wishes to participate may do so here. It requires Google account sign in, so that you can come back to it over the course of the year and change your answers to keep track of how you are doing. I intend to make one for TV series as well, after which I’ll create a permanent home for them in the right hand side bar.