This Year’s Oscar Nominations are AMAZING (Full List)

As the resident Oscar/Awards geek, I had the task of watching the livestream of the announcement of this year's Oscar nominations live (they started at 6:18 AM local Arizona time).  I gasped a few times because of some significant snubs and some HUGE surprises, which are detailed below. The oddest inclusion was without a doubt Suicide [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:08-07:00January 24th, 2017|News & Articles|0 Comments

The Cinema Files Top 10 Films for 2016

Another fascinating year in cinema, 2016 was unusual in many ways.  There was a record number of DECADES late sequels and spin-offs, a trend we will see continuing into 2017, even though each of this year's offerings was a financial and critical disappointment.  Speaking of disappointments we also saw a record number of Blockbuster [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:32-07:00December 27th, 2016|Movie Reviews, News & Articles, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Moonlight’ wins the Phoenix Critics Circle’s Best Picture Award

On Dec. 16, The Phoenix Critics Circle, along with their friends and spouses, enjoyed a festive evening and announced its winners for the best films, performances and technical categories of 2016. The affecting drama "Moonlight" took three awards, including the top prize for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and tied for Best Director (Barry [...]

By |2016-12-17T14:23:34-07:00December 17th, 2016|Movie Reviews, News & Articles|0 Comments

Review: “Hell or High Water”

“Hell or High Water” – “I’ve been poor my whole life.  It’s like a disease, passed from generation to generation.” – Toby Howard (Chris Pine) Toby’s mother – after suffering in bed for three months - passes away, and he discovers that her bank is about to foreclose on her modest West Texas home along [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:07:03-07:00August 12th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments