Oscar Beat: The Best Director Race at a Glance

     November 28, 2014

As we head out of the Thanksgiving holiday, studios have been scrambling to get screeners out to critics and voters before early December deadlines, and some of the year’s later releases are finally starting to be seen, which means the …

WHIPLASH Review

     October 10, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Whiplash opens today in limited release.] We know “greatness” demands sacrifice. It’s blood, sweat, and tears, and if you’re not willing to dish out all three constantly …

WHIPLASH Review | TIFF 2014

     September 4, 2014

[Note: This is a “second take” review of Whiplash by Phil Brown from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.  To read Matt’s initial review from Sundance 2014, click here.] Reduced to the most basic possible logline plot description, Whiplash might sound like …

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