Ranking Every Oscar Best Picture Winner Part 1 (#89-56)

In conjunction with the upcoming Academy Awards this weekend, I engaged in the daunting task of catching up with every Best Picture winner ever. While there were moments when this task turned out to be a slog (especially at the end, when my excuses for avoiding certain movies started running perilously thin), it was interesting …

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Netflix Round-Up (February 2018): Bright and The Cloverfield Paradox

With the release of Bright and the shock debut of The Cloverfield Paradox on the night of the SuperBowl, it is clear that Netflix's strategy for disrupting traditional film distribution has moved up a notch. While neither one of these movies are noteworthy from a pure quality standpoint, both of these movies reveal the genius of Netflix's version of "blockbuster" …

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Black Panther (Big Screen Review)

The emergence of superhero movies as a boon for Hollywood has long been frustratingly monolithic in the demographics of its said superheroes. So for that reason alone, a superhero story as profoundly and unabashedly African featuring a cast of almost exclusively non-white actors like Black Panther is an achievement worth celebrating and championing in and of …

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Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies (Updated)

In 2008 Marvel almost innocuously dropped Iron Man on the world to little hype or fanfare. I remember as a comic-book fan being much more excited for Christopher Nolan's Batman follow-up The Dark Knight and being much more lukewarm towards Marvel as their recent track-record was less than impressive (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man …

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