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Films that merited Best Picture nominations

— by CRAIG SMITH — The following films have managed to receive not only critical praise but acclaim with audiences as well, and more than qualified for a nomination for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. Blade Runner 2049 The original “Blade Runner,” made back in 1982, turned out to be one of the most […][...]

Review: The Post

— by RON WILKINSON — Director Steven Spielberg missed the boat with “The Post,” a mundane re-enactment of the Washington Post’s history-making role in the Pentagon Papers. Part of the problem is the work of first-time feature screenwriter Liz Hannah and emerging co-writer Josh Singer. The dialogue rings of the glib exchanges that made Singer’s […][...]

Amobee reveals 2018’s most anticipated films

— by CRAIG SMITH — Given how superheroes are currently dominating the marketplace, and that these types of films get an almost endless amount of publicity and hype that can start even years in advance, it should come as no surprise that, for the second year in a row, they are prevailing in terms of […][...]

Neeson says accusations are going too far

— by CRAIG SMITH — Liam Neeson, part and parcel of the Hollywood A-list, is suggesting that the current treatment of some of the biggest celebrities in the world, such as Garrison Keillor, has become excessive. Neeson described the current wave of allegations of sexual misconduct sweeping the entertainment industry as starting to resemble a […][...]

Review: Phantom Thread

— by RON WILKINSON — Announced by Daniel Day-Lewis as his last film, the three-time Oscar-winner has opted to go out with dignity and grace. Nominated for a Golden Globe, and backed up by a Globe-nominated score by Jonny Greenwood, watching “Phantom Thread” is like walking through an art museum with a symphonic orchestra playing […][...]

Looking Back: The Top Movies of 2017

— by CRAIG SMITH — Last year was not a bad one in terms of movies, but like every industry, there were highs and lows in 2017. There were a number of excellent mainstream offerings – including “Baby Driver,” “Dunkirk” and “Thor: Ragnarok” – that managed to make an impression above and beyond the minimal […][...]

January is a prime time for ghost movies

— by CRAIG SMITH — “Insidious 5” was released on Jan. 5 to several thousand theatres across North America. Mainstream horror fans – made up of the audiences who flock to almost all of the horror movies that enjoy wide releases and then boo when they end – should be used to this. An entire […][...]

Five must-see movies from top directors

— by CRAIG SMITH — This year has a lot in store for movie fans, with new films coming in 2018 from some of the finest directors in history, including Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro and Terry Gilliam. Everyone is going to be making a point of seeing these releases, […][...]

DiCaprio set for Tarantino’s Manson film

— by CRAIG SMITH — Leonardo DiCaprio will be playing an actor getting on in years in the ninth offering by Quentin Tarantino, joining Margot Robbie, with the latter reportedly being lined up to take the role of Sharon Tate. A possible Pulp Fiction-Type ensemble piece DiCaprio’s role will see him in a 1969 Los […][...]

Excitement mounting for Black Panther

— by CRAIG SMITH — “Black Panther” is breaking records already, and looks sure to keep on. This film is also hopefully going to lead to an all-important shift in Hollywood. It looks like “Black Panther” may be Marvel’s biggest blockbuster yet. The studio’s eagerly-anticipated adventure is already managing to break records, and the best […][...]