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The 86th Annual Academy Awards Predictions

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Oooh boy. As we approach the 86th Annual Academy Awards, I feel much less confident in my choices than I did last year. Why? Many of the categories feel very crowded, with stiff competition amongst a field high high-calibre talent. That said, I’ve seen a lot of films in 2013, and I’ve been keeping my eye on the buzz, and I think I have my predictions nailed down. So… who will win? Who got snubbed? I’ve got the answers!

…aaaaaand, unlike last year, I won’t recommend you put any money down in your office pool based on my predictions. These races are by and large too close to comfortably call!


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The Top Ten Movies of 2013


I love talking about movies almost as much as I love watching them. This year has been full of bounty for me; the Movie Bears Podcast has picked up quite a bit of steam, building a regular listener base that, frankly, is fucking staggering when I think about it. 2013 brought me Fantastic Fest, my first film festival. I also attended my first set of press screening events this year, something I never expected to do when I started up this blog a year ago.

For anyone that may be reading this; thank you. Thank you for joining me on my journey as I explore a hobby that I love. Thank you for engaging me in conversation about film, for challenging me when I support questionable films, for shedding light on themes and director choices that I might have missed. Most of all, thank you for sharing my passion with me.

And, because a year-end blog wouldn’t be complete without a list of some sort… here are my top ten films of 2013! Love my choices? Think I’m full of shit? Let me know in the comments! Read the rest of this entry »

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(Not) Defying Gravity


‘Gravity’ is one of those films that absolutely screams for expectation management. In the days leading up to me seeing Alfonso Cuarón’s space mission disaster film, I was amazed at the number of positive reviews bombarding me from all angles. Critics are raving about it, all of my friends on Facebook are gushing about their experiences in the theater, and Rotten Tomatoes is boasting an impressive 97% critical fresh rating. Based on all of this glowing feedback, you’d almost think that ‘Gravity’ could also cure my gramma’s arthritis or make Crocs fashionable. As you prepare to screen the film for yourself, do yourself a favor: put all of these positive reviews on the back-burner and take in ‘Gravity’ with fresh eyes. This is a damn fine film, and failure to temper your expectations properly might rob yourself of a very rewarding cinematic experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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