As a cine-file and a chronic insomniac I have lots of time to enjoy all the movies I love. Here are my thoughts on a few.
- Apocalypse Now
- Tree of Life
- Fight Club
- Into The Wild
Honorable Mention: The Deer Hunter, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, The New World The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 12 Monkeys
The House I Live In – The most clear headed look into the devastating effects of America’s War on Drugs.
Neurons to Nirvana – A look into the possibilities of brain chemistry and hallucinogens.
Zeitgeist – Sure it may be more propaganda than documentary, but definitely worth a thought provoking look.
Surviving Progress – A very interesting perspective. I highly recommend. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462014/
2018 was a year with many very good movies, but zero great ones.
- The Darkest Hour
- The Shape of Water
- 3 Bilboards
- Phantom Thread
- Molly’s Game
Academy Awards 2016
Follow Up: Looks like I was pretty accurate. I have to admit I did not see Spotlight coming on so strong. Excellent movie, but all prediction markets were wrong.
My 2016 Amademy Award picks:
Category My Favorite My Prediction
Best Picture 1. The Revenant 2. The Big Short The Revenant
Best Director 1. Miller 2. Inarritu Inarritu
Best Actor 1. DiCaprio 2. Cranston DiCaprio
Best Actress 1. Larson 2. Blanchett Larson
Supporting Actor 1. Bale 2. Hardy Stallone
Supporting Actress 1. Vikander 2. Mara Vikander
Screenplay 1. Ex Machina 2. Compton Straigh Outta Compton
Adapeted Screenplay 1. The Big Short 2. The Martian The Big Short
A very interesting perspective. I highly recommend.
The ghost of Jim Morrison was at this year’s Oscars!!!