Farewell, FilmStruck

Today is a sad day for cinephiles, as the streaming service FilmStruck officially shuts down after two years. It was a true treasure trove of films, highlighting little-known and hard-to-find movies alongside more popular titles. What made this service so special was the curated themes that really let users explore and discover instead of letting…

The 90th Academy Awards: My Picks and Predictions

Happy Oscar weekend! As is my annual tradition on this blog, it’s now time for me to make my predictions on which films will take home the Academy Award. And for the top eight categories (the four for acting, the two screenplay categories, Best Director, and of course, Best Picture), I’ll be including which of…

Lost But Not Forgotten: Oscar Nominees for Best Picture

For my final post on nominees that never won an Academy Award, I’m looking at films nominated for Best Picture and at least one other category that ended up not winning anything. So while these films received multiple Oscar nominations, I still find them memorable today despite not taking home any gold. Note: I narrowed…

Lost But Not Forgotten: Oscar Nominees for Best Actress

Today’s post concludes my look at the Oscar nominees who never won among the four acting categories, with what’s probably my favorite of those categories: Best Actress! More often than not, it’s the acting category that’s the strongest to me in just about any year in the Academy Awards’ 90-year history. Note: I narrowed it…

Lost But Not Forgotten: Oscar Nominees for Best Actor

We’re now just a couple weeks away from this year’s Oscar ceremony! Last week I posted about my favorite nominees in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories, specifically the ones that never won an Academy Award. This weekend, I’ll be taking a look at those types of nominees in the leading categories. As you’ll…

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Moonlight

MOONLIGHT (2016) Directed by Barry Jenkins Cinematography by James Laxton The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series returns for another season! I had a lot of fun participating a few times last year, and I’m so glad this new season kicks off with Moonlight, 2016’s most beautiful movie in both story and imagery. First…

The 89th Academy Awards: My Picks and Predictions

Oscar Sunday is finally upon us! Though I don’t always agree with what film the golden boy goes to, I always enjoy watching the Academy Awards. And as I’ve always done before the show, I watched all the films nominated in the night’s top eight categories: the four for acting, the two screenplay categories, Best…

Oscar Favorites: 16 Musicals Nominated for Best Picture

We’re less than 48 hours away from the 89th Academy Awards! This year it’s very likely that the musical La La Land will take home the night’s top prize, along with numerous others. So in honor of the Oscars this weekend, and the direction it’s expected to take, I put together a list (and made…