I have been holding off making this list for some time with some hope that films like Call Me by My Name and Phantom Thread would be released in theaters near me by now (as I am currently home for the holidays and not in Chicago). But alas! They have yet to arrive! … More My Favorite Films of 2017!
The original 1995 “Ghost in the Shell” is among the greatest Japanese animated films ever made. It’s deep, it’s complex, beautifully animated, and intellectually challenging. When watching “Ghost in the Shell” it’s clear how much influence the Wachowski’s took from that when making “The Matrix”. I was fairly late to seeing “Ghost in the Shell”. … More Ghost in the Shell (2017) Movie Review
It’s a fool’s dream for any filmmaker to ever surpass the original 1991 “Beauty and the Beast”. An animated film so good it was impossible for the Academy to ignore it and became the first ever animated film to be nominated for Best Picture. I cannot ever preclude the possibility of there ever being a … More Beauty and the Beast (2017) Movie Review
Another year of movies down, another year begins with new hopes, dreams, and resolutions upon us (for instance I resolve to write more consistently and often here). So that comes to the point when we say goodbye to the movies of 2016 and look forward to the movies of 2017. 2016 managed to finish stronger … More Top 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2017