The presentation of the Academy Awards is the perfect time to reflect on what the best movies of the previous year really were. As opposed to scrambling out a top ten list that gets heavily influenced by all of the year-end Oscar bait, taking some time to consider, and even revisit favorites a few months… Continue reading Top Ten Films of 2016 – Reinventing Genre, Celebrating Cinema?
In a year marked by a number of remakes of inconsistent quality (‘Jungle Book’, ‘Ghostbusters’, etc.), Disney’s latest remake, ‘Pete’s Dragon’ stands out as the best by far. Indie writer / director David Lowery (‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’) has taken only the basic idea of the original animation/live action hybrid (a popular trope of the… Continue reading ‘Pete’s Dragon’ – Old-fashioned Remake or New Magical Classic?