Best Picture #50: Annie Hall

Each week this column will highlight one winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, progressing chronologically until all winners have been discussed. There will be a brief discussion of the film itself followed by a mention of what we wish won from the nominees in the given year (though in many cases there were…

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Fourteen years after his last appearance and Sacha Baron Cohen’s announcement that the character would be retired, Borat Sagdiyev, Kazakhstan’s most famous resident, has returned in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. We already knew from the first film that Borat couldn’t understand the meaning of the word “retired” so perhaps it should come as no shock that…

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Best Picture #49: Rocky

Each week this column will highlight one winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, progressing chronologically until all winners have been discussed. There will be a brief discussion of the film itself followed by a mention of what we wish won from the nominees in the given year (though in many cases there were…

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Hubie Halloween

Hubie Halloween marks the 61st Adam Sandler film I’ve seen. I have seen more films featuring Sandler than films with any other performer and few come remotely close. Though so many of his movies have been widely panned and, in talking with many people, “Sandler film” seems synonymous with garbage, they have been something I…

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Best Picture #46: The Sting

Each week this column will highlight one winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, progressing chronologically until all winners have been discussed. There will be a brief discussion of the film itself followed by a mention of what we wish won from the nominees in the given year (though in many cases there were…

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Nomadland

I’ve moved around a lot during my life, never staying in one place for more than a few years, and in recent times it has become even more absurd with moves occurring so rapidly I’ve lived at seven different addresses in the last two and a half years. Some of those times I’ve spent months…

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Enola Holmes

Sherlock Holmes films, television shows, and books have been a staple of the media landscape since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first penned the original novels, with the character appearing in more standalone works than perhaps any other and being referenced or even showing up in hundreds more works, so it’s little surprise that now we…

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The Human Voice

The Human Voice, Pedro Almodóvar’s English language debut that recently played at NYFF, wasn’t intended to be the first film from a major filmmaker, with a major star, to be entirely filmed and distributed under COVID-19 restrictions, but it’s hard to think of a concept that would fit them better than this. Made from a…

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