academy awards

Oscar Nominated Shorts

Oscar Nominated Live Action and Animated Short Films Movie Review

We are in the midst of my favorite time of the year; the motion picture award season. The Academy Awards are Feb. 22nd, and that means its time for the Oscar nominated short films to come […]

CW69–01/30/2015

A Most Violent Year

Preview This! “A Most Violent Year”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “A Most Violent Year”  (2014) The winter of 1981 was the most violent year in the history of New York City.  Under that backdrop, a businessman (Oscar […]

CW69–01/26/2015

Song of the Sea

“Song of the Sea” Movie Review

“Song of the Sea”  (2014) Ben (voice by David Rawle) and his younger sister Saoirse (voice by Lucy O’Connell) live by the sea in a lighthouse operated by their widower father Conor (voice by Brendan […]

CW69–01/23/2015

Boyhood

Mike’s Top Fifteen Films of 2014

My Top Fifteen Films of 2014 1). “Boyhood” (2014) My film of the year and the one that changed my view on conventional filmmaking. Fifteen minutes into this movie I knew I was seeing something […]

CW69–12/31/2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Preview This! “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

Opening this week at a theater near you: “Exodus: Gods and Kings”  (2014) Moses (Christian Bale) has always known he was different than his brother, the future Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton).  He learns that […]

CW69–12/08/2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Preview This! “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” (2014) After destroying the games forever, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) fights for the rebellion, determined to rescue Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from […]

CW69–11/17/2014

Fury

Preview This! “Fury”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “Fury”  (2014) It’s April, 1945, and the Germans are determined to defend their homeland with everything they have.  A Sergeant named, Wardaddy (Brad Pitt), leads his five-man […]

CW69–10/13/2014

The Congress

“Best of the Fest” from the Atlanta Film Festival

The 2014  Atlanta Film Festival had one of its strongest programming lineups in years. Always known for its Academy Award qualifying shorts programs (both live action and animated), this year also saw a packed lineup in […]

CW69–06/18/2014

The Unknown Known

“The Unknown Known” Movie Review

“The Unknown Known” (2014) Donald Rumsfeld is one of the most fascinating political figures of the last 50 years. Besides serving four terms in Congress, Rumsfeld was the youngest person to serve as the Secretary […]

CW69–04/11/2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Preview This! “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014) The Captain (Chris Evans) is struggling to figure out his place in the modern world. It turns out that he isn’t […]

CW69–03/31/2014

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