Once Oscar season ends, there's usually a lot of room for backlash, but this year a lot of the awards were foregone conclusions... except for Parasite making history. Still, we give you a quick rundown on the winners.
We're also reviewing Birds of Prey, and it's one that, perhaps surprisingly, made for quite a gap in our ratings. Screwball fun, or just hopelessly screwball? We'll let you know.
It could only last so long, and though we tried to draw out talking about good movies as much as possible, at some point we had to get here.
It's a weird year for us, and while that seems true of every year, the worst list left us spoiled for choice.
Not only the worst of the worst, but our lists diverged a fair amount this time around. And, we have a fair number of movies that are on people's best lists.
We haven't been able to cover everything on the show, as usual, but it's time to let you in on the best of the year anyway.
Unusual notes this year - No animated films made it, and unprecedented number of films that are on other people's best list are going to be on our worst lists.
As we close in on the end of award season, we're taking a look at one that not enough people are showering with praise, Little Women. We're also going to run through the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards so that you're up to speed as the Academy Awards grow closer, and so you get some idea where we're heading as our Best Lists also approach.
As the end of the year hits and awards season explodes, we have to take a step back and look the latest in the Star Wars franchise. We may not have gone in with high expectations, but it's hard for anyone to avoid finding some amount of fun in any Star Wars feature... maybe.
We'll give you our take on the wrap to the franchise, and let you know about some other end of year titles you don't want to overlook.
Both movies this week have had topsy turvy rides through the media with people promoting them as strong contenders for awards with brilliant casts, then facing certain amounts of backlash with audiences and critics questioning their status. Both have ultimately survived (to this point) and are critical darlings, though Knives Out isn't exactly running toward a lot of awards.
As we make our way through the minefield that is the end of the year, we'll let you know where we stand on these, and one of them is a film that I think people are going to return to for years to come.
We're on the eve of award season, and the release of several films that are going to dominate nominations. As we gear up to run through dozens of movies in the next few weeks, we're spotlighting a couple that shouldn't be overlooked.
Ford v Ferarri (LeMans '66 everywhere else in the world) is a surprising win, especially for those who aren't drawn to the idea of watching car races for a couple hours, and while we had some problems with the Mr. Rogers effort, it's well worth checking out... though, to be honest, it might not require the theater experience.
As we approach the height of award-bait season, Midway rolls on the scene looking for a war-interested audience. It's a genre that is becoming increasingly niche and efforts that focus on battles need more to draw people in than just an action-packed, historic account of events.
Does Midway have what it takes to get people in seats, and is it worthwhile once they show up?
We'll let you know how this one fared and if you're likely to sing its praises.
We'll also be giving you a rundown of some of the recent TV entries via new streaming services.
We're playing catch-up this week, largely due to a trip to the premiere of The Irishman. We'll be taking a look at that one, Terminator: Dark Fate, Zombieland Double Tap, and Gemini Man so strap in.
We're also going to be giving you a quick run through of the films headed to theaters in November, because there is too much to see.
As a special treat, direct from the post-premiere press conference, Al Pacino tells a story about a weird acting spin when he was at The Actor's Studio and if nothing else, it cracked up Martin Scorsese.
The box office vote is in, and Joker is a winner, but is it because of the hype - positive and negative - or just because the title is going to draw crowds? If the film is, for example, really bad, or actually has nothing to do with the Joker, would it make as much money just because enough people want to find out?
We'll let you know where we landed on this DC adventure, and whether or not it's worth your time.