Summary:O.J.: Made in America is a documentary chronicling the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson and how his controversial legacy is so deeply intertwined with race relations in Los Angeles and around the country.
I was four years old when Nicole Brown Simpson was found murdered in her Brentwood home. So, for most of my life O.J. Simpson has been the punchline to a joke. (more…)
Note:Spoilers? There are some fairly specific plot details below; that being said, I don’t think knowledge of any of this would spoil your viewing of this film.
The Act of Killing was getting a lot of buzz this time last year after getting snubbed before the Best Documentary Oscar at the 2013 Academy Awards. However, I never got around to watching it. Tonight, with the itch to watch a documentary I decided to finally watch what I knew would be a somewhat nauseating film…I SEVERELY underestimated this film. Joshua Oppenheimer landed on a gold mine with this content and the unbelievable access that he had to it, but he strung together this disturbing narrative with masterful filmmaking. (more…)
This is the second installment of my Oscar predictions; this round has some of the hardest categories to predict including: Best Animated Short, Animated Feature, Documentary, Documentary Short, Live Action Short, and Visual Effects.
Best Short Film (Animated) The Bigger Picture The Dam Keeper Feast Me and My Moulton A Single Life Will Win: Feast Could Win: The Bigger Picture Should Win: A Single Life
I don’t pretend to know a lot about animation, but I really, really enjoyed A Single Life. It was quick and funny and witty and original. Feast is the favored nominee, and with good reason; it is adorable, but A Single Life was the most memorable short out of the batch. You can also make a strong case for The Bigger Picture; even though it is pretty bleak it has a great animation style and the way that the scenes bleed into one another is beautiful. (more…)