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(300) Days of 2009: Our Oscar Picks So Far

The Oscars are upon us already! Just yesterday they announced the hosts, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. To get prepared for the upcoming season, I asked each member of the staff (if they could find the time, which is difficult these days) to make a list of their 5 favorite films so far and two picks each for the other major categories (although they didn’t have to use all the spots). Here are the full lists for those who were able to participate: Read the rest of this entry

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Where the Wild Things Are

What a magical movie this is. Hardly a surprise, considering the pedigree of the people involved (the director of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation.), but it’s a rare things when a literary masterpiece the likes of this is adapted in such a way that nothing is dumbed down or cut through corners. Going above and beyond its source material, Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are is as fantastically entertaining as it is moody and emotionally draining, the results of the director’s unrelenting vision of a boy dealing with his inner demons in the company of some bigger ones. Read the rest of this entry

Where The Wild Things Are (Devil’s Advocate Review))

Oh how I pity me this week.  I have to be the Devil’s Advocate on a film that I absolutely adored, with every fiber of my being.  For those just tuning in, this means that even though I loved the movie, I have to speak to its flaws and imperfections (of which the film had very little).  That said, I can, however, state what I really thought up front.  I created the concept for this site, so I’ll manipulate it anyway I see fit.  Read the rest of this entry