Blackfish (2013)

I sometimes struggle with documentaries. I love to learn about new things, but a lot of times I start to lose interest if it seems too tedious as a documentary. There’s also the niggling voice at the back of my mind reminding me of bias in what I’m watching, trying to keep myself from getting…

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Believe it or not, this is my first time seeing a Marilyn Monroe movie and that’s part of why I thought it would make a good start to my Top 250 viewing for the year. It’s also my introduction to Billy Wilder‘s work. I was not disappointed. Comedy, I think, is better found in classics…

My 2014 Challenge

It’s a new year and I have made a resolution, of sorts. For a while, I have been meaning to expand the range of movies I’ve seen. There are few older than the 80s or 90s that I have actually seen and that should change. So over the course of 2014, my goal is to…

Before Avatar…A Curious Boy

“Curiosity – it’s the most powerful thing you own. Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality.” This TEDtalk is just as much about science and life as it is about film. As someone who grew up with and still loves science fiction and the idea of exploring other worlds, James Cameron’s mentality…

Top Films of 2013

In celebration of the end of the year, I have decided to put together a list of my 10 favorite movies released this year. Whether because they changed my outlook, taught me something, were innovative or simply entertained me – the following are my favorites. I am completely incapable of ranking favorites, so disregard the…

2014 Oscar Predictions

The time of year is upon us: Oscars season. Every year, I pose the challenge to myself to see all of the Best Picture nominees and somehow have never been able to do it in the past. There’s always been one or two that I couldn’t get my hands on in time – but this…