2020 My Movie Thoughts Awards!!

Hey gang, so the Oscars were last night and, as weird as it may sound, they kinda nailed it.  The ceremony itself was fine, but I was thrilled by all the winners: my personal Top 5 Favorite Movies of 2019 (Rocketman, Marriage Story, Ford V Ferrari, Toy Story 4, and Little Women) ALL won at least one award and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  I also LOVE Parasite, 1917, Jojo Rabbit, and wish a huge congrats to all of the other winners.

BUT…every year, I do offer my PERSONAL awards (usually a little bit earlier than this…) honoring the Best Movies, Performances, Ensembles, etc. of the year.  Disclaimer: these awards are not actually worthy anything except bragging rights, I cannot provide any money or trophy, however if you want to provide ME with money or a trophy, I’ll gladly take it all for myself.

Now, let’s kick off the 2020 My Movie Thoughts Awards!!

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Black Mirror: San Junipero – Updated Review

Hey all, with Black Mirror returning next week (can’t wait!!), I figured I’d give you guys my updated review of my favorite episode of the show. Spoiler Alert: I still love it.  I contend San Junipero is possibly the best single hour of television that I’ve ever seen. So yeah, TLDR: it’s great!  However, I wrote this for my Intro the TV class back in the fall (I think I actually wrote the majority of it on my birthday? which was a delightful way to spend some downtime that day) and figured I’d spell out why you guys should definitely watch this episode before the series returns.

No spoilers! Enjoy!

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The Hidden World of Non-Verbal Animation

Hey all!  Here’s an essay I wrote for my DreamWorks/Pixar class at school this past semester.  I was able to discuss the visual style of any DreamWorks or Pixar film and I specifically went out to see the latest How to Train Your Dragon (The Hidden World) so I could write about it (and add it to my list of movies seen in 2019).  Since I didn’t give you guys any succinct thoughts on it in February, enjoy this longer discussion!

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Unsane’s Acclaim

Hey guys!  So something I used to do was publish articles here that I also put in my high school newspaper, but being in college now, I typically dedicate most of my movie writing to the essays I do in classes (and the occasional post on here……).  But I figured my essays could be a great way of keeping you all up to date on what I’m watching and writing while in film school.

So last semester I took a class entirely based around Alfred Hitchcock’s filmography.  I watched, I think, 20-25 of his movies?  And I was assigned to compare a 2018 thriller to Hitchcock’s work and style.  So here goes!

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