Throwback Thursday – 2009 Oscars

We thought we would give Throwback Thursday a try.  Often movies don’t get accolades and awards but are still powerful or highly enjoyable.    As we’ve mentioned before, there does seem to be a machine in Hollywood and if you are on the wrong side of it your film can totally fall through a crack.   This […]

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Blackkklansman – Steubie Snacks

In Blackkklansman, Ron Stallworth is a police officer in Colorado.  When searching for a recipe to pair with this movie we focused on the state of Colorado for lack of any other use of food in the movie.  We found this delectable treat that hails from Steuben’s in Denver.  The little nuggets of braised pork […]

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2019 Academy Awards Nominations

Finally, they’re here – the 2019 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning at 7:20 a.m. CST, live streamed on Oscars.org.  The event was hosted by actor Kumail Nanjiani from The Big Sick and “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross.   There really weren’t any surprises but there were a few disappointments.  Sometimes it seems that ‘the machine” gets […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk

We saw If Beale Street Could Talk at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.  This movie is highly anticipated being Barry Jenkins’ follow up film to Academy Award for Best Picture Moonlight.  It is a charming love story with stand out acting.  The story focuses on Tish Rivers (played by the adorable first timer Kiki […]

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The Upside

Denise, Tony and I saw The Upside at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and loved it.  We couldn’t understand why it was not released in 2018.  Recently, I found out that it was a casualty of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and pulled from distribution.  Fortunately, another company picked it up for distribution so it […]

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Dumplin’

I’ll admit it, this genre is my guilty pleasure.  Fortunately, Dumplin’ got a best song Golden Globe nomination so it shouldn’t fall through the cracks.  An adorable movie about being different, different from the “norm” and different from your parents.  In her quest to maintain her individuality, she has built up quite a defense system […]

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