Because Oscar Said So: Best Supporting Actress Nominees

Because Oscar Said So (B.O.S.S. for short) is yet another first for this blog. In years past I haven’t spent much time going into detail about the major categories recognized at the Oscars ceremony, particularly the official selections as quite often I find myself at odds with the Academy’s choices. Longtime readers of the site know that I likeContinue reading “Because Oscar Said So: Best Supporting Actress Nominees”

Carol

Release: Friday, November 20, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Phyllis Nagy Directed by: Todd Haynes Carol is a conventional romance saved by less conventional characters and a fairly satisfying resolution. It may be happily ever after (sort of), but as far as the population at large in the 1950s was concerned, no such thing existed for those identifying asContinue reading “Carol”

Stretch

Release: Friday, March 21, 2014 [Netflix] Written by: Joe Carnahan Directed by: Joe Carnahan Where this guy’s going, he’s definitely going to need roads . . . and a lot of luck. Joe Carnahan’s Stretch is best enjoyed when your guard is down, when you’re in the mood for watching something that, taken scene by scene, makesContinue reading “Stretch”

My Week With Marilyn

Release: Friday, November 4, 2011 (limited) [Redbox] We can all imagine how luxurious it would be…….but, if only getting to spend time with Marilyn Monroe was as simple and as serene as it gets portrayed in Simon Curtis’ new film. Arguably one of the biggest names that ever graced the Hollywood landscape, the thirty-year-old phenomContinue reading “My Week With Marilyn”