Oscar Nominations 2020 !

Oscar nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced. Joker leads the contenders with 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Todd Phillips.  Close behind we have The IrishmanOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood, and 1917 10 nominations each, including Best Picture, Director, and corresponding screenplay nominations. Check out the full list of 2020 Oscar nominations below. The 92nd Academy Awards will air live on ABC on February 9th

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Review – Uncut Gems (2019)

It’s the return of Adam Sandler in the Safdie Brothers new film Uncut Gems. Logan Myerz reviews the film that’s now playing in theaters everywhere.

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“A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.”

Review – The Irishman (2019)

The Irishman has been 10 years in the making and now the wait is finally over. Logan Myerz reviews his most anticipated film of 2019 that’s directed by Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino. The Irishman is currently streaming on Netflix.

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“In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa — a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime.”

 

Review – The Irishman (2019)

by Kevin Muller

The Irishman represents a lot as a film. First, it is the first time the legendary director, Martin Scorsese has worked with legendary actor, Al Pacino. This is also a big gamble for the streaming service, Netflix, who put up the $159 Million dollar budget, when almost every studio in town passed on it. The company has released many films before, including last year’s Oscar winning, and my favorite film of the year, Roma. The gigantic price tag went to de-aging the actors, since this film spans over 50 years. It is an expensive trick to finance. Most of all, this feels like a good-bye to a genre of films made by the master and his crew of skilled actors. The important question is, does it all work?

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Review – Parasite (2019)

by Kevin Muller

One of the perks of the Oscar film season, which we are currently in, is films from all around the world get their moment in the spotlight that are vying for the chance at the “Best Foreign Film” prize. You probably have a favorite film from this genre: Life is Beautiful, Roma, A Separation, War and Peace, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This film comes from South Korea.  Does it deserve to be mentioned amongst those other great films?

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