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: “La La Land”

Modern films often try to hook their audience in the first few moments. More often than not, the director will resort to tricks, such as starting at the midpoint of a later action scene, then backtracking. This gimmick often falls flat and can wreck the narrative, as “Man Down” demonstrated.  Occasionally this kind of opening [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:36-07:00December 16th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Advance Movie Screening – “La La Land” (TUCSON)

Enter to WIN Advance Screening passes to "LA LA LAND" AMC Foothills Tuesday, December 13 7 PM http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/TCFLLTuc Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:45-07:00December 1st, 2016|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments

Advance Movie Screening – “La La Land” (VEGAS)

Enter to WIN Advance Screening passes to "LA LA LAND" AMC Town Square Tuesday, December 13 7 PM http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/TCFLLV Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:46-07:00December 1st, 2016|Nevada, Screenings|0 Comments

Advance Movie Screening – “La La Land” (PHX)

Enter to WIN Advance Screening passes to "LA LA LAND" Harkins  Scottsdale 101 Tuesday, December 13 7 PM http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/TCFLLPhx Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:46-07:00December 1st, 2016|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments