All rise: Denzel Washington to turn up awards season heat with ‘ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.’

October 5th, 2017 | Awards Season, Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor After seeing Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington expertly portray a rather despicable man in FENCES, it's going to be nice to see him in a role that goes down smooth and doesn't send your skin crawling. Don't get me wrong; FENCES was an incredible achievement in acting across the board. But I like the "my man" version of Denzel, and his new film, ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. seems to fit the bill. Along with THREE BILLBOARDS IN ...

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James Cole Clay’s Top 18 Movies of 2016

December 29th, 2016 | Awards Season, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic People, critics, journalists have declared film is dying and the shift is moving towards television. While the water cooler talk has largely shifted towards - “What have you been binging this week?” - film is most certainly not dead, the quality just comes in on the independent circuit. Since I’ve been covering films 2016 has been the year for an eclectic mix of stories that are diverse, compassionate, philosophical and ...

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Preston’s Top 10 Movies of 2016

December 29th, 2016 | Awards Season, Reviews | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor Looking back on 2016, you could easily label it as a bad year for movies. Plenty of titles harbored the potential of climbing the cinematic ladder to greatness, but many struggled to break through and find their audience. Thankfully, there was also an overwhelming amount of quality filmmaking if you looked in the right places, especially during the fall movie season. For me, the year was strong enough to make a few Top 10 lists. As ...

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