Tag: A+ Movies

The best of the best films.

My 2017 Oscar Picks!

And the Winner is… This Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards show on ABC is one of the most uncertain and open races in recent years.  First-time Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel kicks off the telecast at 5 pm, Arizona time.  Despite La La Land netting a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations (joining Titanic and All About... Read More »

The Top 10 Films of 2016

Ten films that should be on everyone’s “Must-See List”.  Drum-roll please! Here are the year’s best films in storytelling and performances: 10. Sing Street  Director John Carney, who gave us the 2007 romantic music trifecta of guitar, piano and vocals in the Irish movie “Once”, returns to Dublin for a stellar encore performance involving a... Read More »

Movie Rental Recommendation – “Meru”

“A film you will remember for the rest of your life.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF.com Not having a white Christmas?  Want to put a new 75″ 4K HDTV Christmas present through its paces?  Here you go.  Rent “Meru” and gather the family around this amazing documentary. Just a couple of minutes into this documentary, the wife... Read More »

Movie Review – “La La Land”

Not always an enthusiastic fan of watching musicals on the big-screen, my apprehension only heightened during the opening dance number of this sure-fire hit. It wasn’t until Emma Stone’s wishful actress persona–the distracted barista Mia Dolan–raised her middle finger to Ryan Gosling’s impatient, cocksure alter ego musician Sebastian in L.A. rush hour traffic that “La... Read More »

Movie Review – “Lion”

Making his feature film directorial debut, Australian filmmaker Garth Davis has unexpectedly created this year’s most heartwarming and touching movie experience.  “Lion” is a fact-based movie that recounts the true story of Saroo Brierley and his 2014 non-fiction novel A Long Way Home, back when Saroo gets lost at a train station in his home... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Hell or High Water’

“Wielding a razor-sharp script, “Hell or High Water” backs up to their getaway car with deeply satisfied theater audiences in close chase. And combined with remarkable cinematography brandishing vast lands and small town life, it has confidently ordered all other 2016 films to get down on the floor and not move. At least for now.” Few... Read More »

Oscar Watch: ‘Sully’

Look for “Sully” and Tom Hanks to make almost everyone’s 2016 Best Picture and Best Actor lists.  And don’t discount Eastwood for a Best Director nomination.  If this movie takes off at the box office in 4 weeks, it could find itself on short final for many end-of-the-year awards. Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Brace for... Read More »

REEL BRIEF Readers Cast Their Oscar Ballots

The votes are in!  I want to express my appreciation to the 100 REEL BRIEF readers who participated in this year’s Oscar voting!  As for the results, there are several blow-outs with easy wins in the Acting, Animation and Original Song categories.  By a large margin, REEL BRIEF voters expect a big night tomorrow evening for... Read More »

My 2016 Oscar Predictions

And the Winner is… This Sunday night’s 88th Academy Awards show on ABC promises to entertain, surprise and shock viewers.  With very few solid favorites going into this telecast, expect the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to award a handful of the 8 ½ pound golden statuettes to newcomers–including a few sentimental actors... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘A War’

“A War” confronts the fog of war, the confusion and realities of split-second combat decisions and its consequences… Rarely has a film captured the sacrifices and hardships of military members and their families like “A War” does so effortlessly. A must-see for anyone who’s deployed or had a family member serve down range.  Patrick King,... Read More »

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