Everything Could Have Been Awesome: “Selma”

Everything Could Have Been Awesome: “Selma”

A film about one of the most important figures in the last century and U.S. history, Martin Luther King Jr., which had been a long time coming anyway, couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Especially since it covers a time of great upheaval and restoration for civil rights, it had to be intentional that director Ava DuVernay … Continue reading

Everything Could Have Been Awesome: “The Imitation Game”

Everything Could Have Been Awesome: “The Imitation Game”

Alright, another biopic, the other British biopic, the one with Sherlock. “The Imitation Game” is a solid, but very straightforward biography film, but with a very important message. Young star Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, a British prodigy who helped the Allies decode Germany’s Enigma messaging system during World War II. Yes, it’s yet another war movie, and … Continue reading

Everything Could Have Been Awesome: “Whiplash”

Everything Could Have Been Awesome: “Whiplash”

Of the films nominated for Best Picture this year, “Whiplash” was the outlier, as it was the one that didn’t fit the mold of recent Best Picture winners. It wasn’t a biopic from a historically volatile period in time, and it didn’t attempt to make any grand social commentary. It’s just a solidly made film that … Continue reading

“The Theory of Everything” Could Have Been Awesome

Biopics have been particularly popular with the Academy for about the last decade. Asa a result, there have been gads of them in recent years. Some have been great (“Walk the Line,” “The King’s Speech”, “The Queen”), some mediocre (“Ray,” “Fearless”), some downright boring (“Public Enemies,” “Invictus), and a few that took a unique approach (“The … Continue reading