INHERENT VICE

The Academy Awards nominations for achievement in motion pictures arts and sciences have been announced and thus, the usual hand wringing and nay saying has commenced. The Academy does excellent work throughout the year, but it is always their winter show that attracts the most attention, money and opinions. Although the list of sixty nominees is an impressive one, one of the aggravating aspects again lies in the Motion Picture Category where voters are allotted ten slots to choose the best theatrically released movies of the year. Four years ago the category expanded from five nominees to ten, and for one … Continue reading INHERENT VICE

2012: A Year At The Movies

2012 was a magnificent year for the movies. They are more diverse, more personal, and more magical than ever. Yes, there was the onslaught of the usual blockbuster fare, sequels left and right, and the mighty flops that were John Carter and Battleship, but there was so much more to discover in theaters this year. It is quite possible that 2012 was one of the best years for the cinema, maybe not on par with 1939 or 1960, but time will tell which of these stories permeate the collective consciousness and hang around and continue to inform our experiences. 2012 also saw a great amount of cinema history as … Continue reading 2012: A Year At The Movies