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Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Terms of Endearment” by Nate Blake

Welcome to the fourth 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 “Terms of Endearment” by Nate Blake

Nate Blake on Planning the Annual Oscars Meal

Every January, the Oscar nominations are announced, I get angry about snubs, I throw a fit and promise to boycott the telecast, and then hours later I’m filling out my predicted winners ballot, planning the annual Oscar night meal and selecting wines to pair with it. Though I’ve only engaged in this cycle only about … Continue reading Nate Blake on Planning the Annual Oscars Meal

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