MovieViews: Two More for the Road for Oscar Run 2018

What could I possibly find in common between the next two #OscarRun film stops beyond seeing them within a few days of each other? Well, I had to rent  ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. and THE FLORIDA PROJECT on-demand earlier this week, since neither one of them is easy to find in theaters. Each offers one Academy Award nominee within the remaining nods I had yet to see of the six...

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Movie Views: 1-2-3! Catching up on Oscar Run 2018 with 3 Flicks

This year’s Oscars ceremony is just one week away, and since I last blogged, I knocked off another 5 nominations by checking out three more films this week. As of this writing, I have seen 27 of the 34 nominations which make up what I call the core 6 Oscar categories (Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director and Best Picture). Five...

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Movie Views: Time to Meet the Press at Oscar Run Stop Five, THE POST

Before I tick off (potentially) many of my former Tampa Tribune colleagues who may have loved THE POST, one of the nine films up for Best Picture, and Stop 5 on the 2018 Oscar Run, I will tell you what I did like about the movie. As always, Meryl Streep impresses the hell out of me by diving into a new character and delivering in all of her complexities and insecurities...

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Movie Views: Unraveling Oscar Run Stop 4, PHANTOM THREAD

After I walked out of director Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest film PHANTOM THREAD, nominated for six Academy Awards including four of my core 34 nominations I’m trying to see by the Oscars broadcast, I was at a loss. This was the first Oscar Run stop that left me rather…cold. I had been forewarned that I might have such a lukewarm reaction. One reviewer,...

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Movie Views: Diving into Oscar Run Stop 3, THE SHAPE OF WATER

Love takes many forms, and sometimes in very unexpected ways. This weekend, we embarked on stop #3 of #OscarRun 2018 with Guillermo del Toro‘s THE SHAPE OF WATER. I first want to say out of the gate that I have only seen parts of HELLBOY (but enjoyed what I saw) and I’ve yet to see what is regarded as the director’s masterpiece PAN’S LABYRYNTH but...

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GREY’S ANATOMY: Why Didn’t You Go Red?!

What a missed opportunity! I just finished last night’s GREY’S ANATOMY focused on a lead female character’s heart scare, and after a very meaningful episode “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” that reinforced the importance (maybe even LIFE-SAVING relevance) of paying attention to body signals, being your own greatest health advocate, and...

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