2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts

Skin – A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.  This was an interesting short that could definitely grow into a feature film.  The […]

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1998 Academy Awards

1998 was a great year for movies.  That year the Academy recognized Shakespeare in Love (winner), Saving Private Ryan, Elizabeth, The Thin Red Line and Life is Beautiful (won for Best Foreign Film).  This was a perfect example of effectiveness of the Harvey Weinstein publicity machine, getting Best Picture, Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow), Best Supporting […]

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Isn’t It Romantic

Isn’t It Romantic is your typical romantic comedy.  It’s starts out sharp and clever and falls into a pile of mush at the end.  Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is an architect that may be talented but doesn’t have the confidence to be taken seriously.  She doesn’t seem to care about herself or her surroundings.  Josh (Adam […]

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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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