‘Thor: Ragnarok’

  So we all agree this was fun right?  Good.  So this will be an ‘actor’s review’… If one thing bothered me consistently, it was Idris Elba.  Not as an actor or a character, but ‘how is Idris Elba the movie star the sixth wheel in this?’  Having said that, I’m sure one ‘third sequel […]

Oscars 2016: Best Actress & Best Actor

Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett – Carol Brie Larson – Room Jennifer Lawrence – Joy Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn Who Should Win: Cate has been here. You can kind of feel the people are wearing on J.Law.  No more ‘Hunger Games’ helps, but […]

The 2014 Art Fradieu Oscar Preview: Best Actor and Actress

  Here are the nominees for Lead Actress: Amy Adams Cate Blanchett Sandra Bullock Judi Dench Meryl Streep Who Should Win MALIK: It’s the freshest performance in my mind, but I think the most filled out performance was Judi Dench in Philomena.  Don’t think she’ll win though. ART: I agree. Judi Dench is pretty great. But, […]

‘Blue Jasmine’

  Let me start by telling you (if you didn’t already know) that whenever I see the title card that says ‘Written and Directed by Woody Allen,’ that’s an automatic plus one on the review. Blue Jasmine follows a middle aged woman (the always on point Cate Blanchett) who has to move in with her sister […]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is nominated for several Golden Globes, including Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director (for David Fincher), and Best Actor (Brad Pitt).  With that pedigree, you can rest assured Benjamin Button is one of the surefire Oscar picks for this year.  The story is about an […]