Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Forrest Gump” by Nate Blake

Welcome to the third installment of this year’s Oscar countdown series. We’re going to try to make an annual tradition of having a series of posts looking back on past Oscar winners in specific categories. To kick this off, this year we are starting with Best Picture winners. Each week between now and the Oscars, … Continue reading Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Forrest Gump” by Nate Blake

Nate and Alex’s Oscar Nominations Reactions

Nate: I’m going to preface these reactions by saying that in recent years the Oscars have gone from my favorite film awards show to one of my least favorite (it’s only marginally better than the Golden Globes at this point). I find myself increasingly more interested in the nominees for the Critics Choice Awards, the … Continue reading Nate and Alex’s Oscar Nominations Reactions

“Just Mercy” review by Alex and Nate Blake

Alex: Just Mercy tells the story of Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), a young lawyer straight out of Harvard, who has opened a new organization in Alabama to provide legal assistance to death row inmates. Based on Stevenson’s book of the same title, it details his time providing assistance to one particular inmate, Walter McMillian … Continue reading “Just Mercy” review by Alex and Nate Blake

Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Birdman” by Alex and Nate Blake

Nate:  Welcome to the second installment of this year’s Oscar countdown series. We’re going to try to make an annual tradition of having a series of posts looking back on past Oscar winners in specific categories. To kick this off, this year we are starting with Best Picture winners. Each week between now and the … Continue reading Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Birdman” by Alex and Nate Blake

“Underwater” review by Nate Blake

Underwater is a sopping wet Alien rip-off with characters that are lifeless long before they are chomped on or blown to bits. The plot, which is full of developments but none that have any impact, guides the entire story. This is a script that is so full of dialogue focused on evacuation pods, door locks and cores that … Continue reading “Underwater” review by Nate Blake