Tag: A+ Movies

The best of the best films.

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 »

REEL BRIEF Predictions: 2016 Oscar Nominations

Tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will announce the 88th Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Here are... Read More »

The 2015 REEL BRIEF Awards

  ★★★★ The 2015 REEL BRIEF Awards ★★★★ Best Screenplay – Adaptation “Brooklyn” “Room” “Steve Jobs” Winner – “The Martian” “The Revenant”   Best Animation Winner – “Inside Out” “The Good Dinosaur” “The Peanuts Movie” “Shaun the Sheep”   Best Cinematography “Mad Max Fury Road” “Sicario” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” “The Martian” Winner –... Read More »

Top 10 Films of 2015

Here are the REEL BRIEF Top 10 Films of 2015. 10.  The Big Short Four bold investors see the writing on the bank industry walls–and turn modern banking upside down.  A “☆☆☆☆☆” cast features Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. Using equal investments of superb casting and unique storytelling, Director Adam McKay’s... Read More »

Rental Recommendation: The A+ ‘Inside Out’

“★★★★★” “Pixar’s most stunning, cogent production to date!”  ‘Inside Out’ pries and probes diligently—elevating this movie from just a compilation of one-liners into a mind-blowing study on human nature.”  – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Only the second film in 2015 to earn my highest grade possible (A+), “Inside Out” has set the bar high for... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Sicario’

“One of 2015’s most eye-opening and raw suspense stories.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF A gripping and intense standoff, “Sicario” is a two-hour adrenaline rush that will invoke a fight or flight response from most viewers.  This drug cartel story isn’t just ripped from today’s headlines.  No, it’s bigger than that.  Much bigger. “Sicario” is... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Inside Out’

“Pixar’s most stunning, cogent production to date!  ‘Inside Out’ pries and probes diligently—elevating this movie from just a compilation of one-liners into a mind-blowing study on human nature.”  – REEL BRIEF.com Meet Riley. She’s an eleven year old single child about to turn 12, uprooted from her family’s home in Minnesota for a move to... Read More »

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