Tag Archives: Morgan Freeman

Five Film Favorites: Best Picture Winners

It’s cold outside and, yes, we’re in the midst of the awards season. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for Best Picture later this month. The Academy started handing out the awards first for … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Five Film Favorites: Civil War Stories

In case you haven’t noticed, here in Richmond, Virginia, located at the falls of the James River, we’re commemorating the beginning of the American Civil War (1861-65). It’s been 150 years since the United States broke into pieces at war … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

5 Worst Films Directed By Christopher Nolan

Having seen Inception recently at the Byrd, I can now say what I’ve always detected – Christopher Nolan is the most celebrated, beloved bad director since Ed Wood. Noland makes impossibly illogical movies that his fans mistake for depth and … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, Film, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments

Eastwood’s Exceptional Men

The release of Hereafter marked the thirty-fourth time a Clint Eastwood directed film hit the big screen. It seems nearly impossible that at eighty years old Eastwood is somehow becoming more prolific in churning out films. Since 2000, Eastwood has … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Five Film Favorites: Westerns

While we’ve all seen lots of bad Western movies with tired clichés about trail drives, crooked sheriffs and handgun duels wrapped around predictable plots, a good Western, with well drawn characters moving about in a lean story, is hard to … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments