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FILM REVIEW: The Accountant

The Accountant (Gavin O’Connor, 2016)

Ben Affleck is The Accountant. The film’s title doesn’t exactly evoke much excitement, but like every other film this year, it can’t be any worse than the snooze-fest that was Batman V Superman. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Accountant

Oscar 2015 Predictions

Oscars on Monday! (or Sunday for Americans). Same as last year – I’m giving you my predictions and wishes. Films I haven’t seen are marked with an asterisk (*). Who’s going to get the gold? Continue reading Oscar 2015 Predictions

The Oscar Noms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’ve said before that there are many things wrong with the Oscars, but they get me excited nonetheless. I had a few strong reactions to the nominees last night so I thought I would share my feelings about what was wrong and what was right. Continue reading The Oscar Noms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, 2014)

I look back fondly on my days in the school concert band, where I did a pretty average job playing clarinet. My friends and I spent more time gossiping and laughing than we did actually playing the right notes. Luckily we didn’t have a cut-throat teacher like the one in this film – but that might partially be because the majority of us were too bad to respond to such motivation.

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