Friday, February 15, 2019

Movie Review: 2019 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films

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Each year, we seek out "the Oscar-Nominated Short Films," in particular the animated shorts, because we love watching what directors can do with such a small amount of time and a large amount of imagination. 2019 has several strong contenders, so without further ado, here are our reviews for the five Academy Award-nominated animated shorts!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Movie Review: "Gladiator" (2000)

Director: Ridley Scott
Year: 2000
Rating: R
Running Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes

A Roman General who was thought to be executed is sold into slavery and battles as a gladiator until he can unleash his revenge on the corrupt emperor Commodus, who murdered his family, killed his friend, and ordered his execution.

Movie Review: "Love Story" (1970)

Director: Arthur Hiller
Year: 1970
Rating: PG
Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

A wealthy Harvard law student falls in love with a middle-class Radcliffe music major. Though his parents don't approve of their relationship, he gives up everything for this short-lived romance doomed to end in tragedy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Movie Review: "Happy Death Day 2U" (2019)

Director: Christopher Landon
Year: 2019
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Tree Gelbman learns what was behind her strange time-looping phenomenon, which sends her back into a loop she thought she had escaped.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Movie Review: "Mary Poppins" (1964)

Director: Robert Stevenson
Year: 1964
Rating: G
Running Time: 2 hours, 19 minutes

A magical nanny helps two neglected children connect with their parents by giving them all a marvelous new perspective on life.

Movie Review: "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" (2019)

Director: Mike Mitchell
Year: 2019
Rating: PG
Running Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes

Emmet must go on a quest to save his friends, who have been abducted and taken to the dreaded Systar system.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Movie Review: "It Happened One Night" (1934)

Director: Frank Capra
Year: 1934
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

A wealthy heiress runs away when her father wants her recent marriage annulled. While on the road, she meets a reporter who helps her in her quest to get to her husband in New York. Sparks fly in more ways than one.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Movie Review: "The Verdict" (1982)

Director: Sidney Lumet
Year: 1982
Rating: R
Running Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes

A disgraced alcoholic lawyer takes up a case of criminal negligence against some respected doctors at a hospital owned by the powerful Boston Archdiocese.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Movie Review: "Double Indemnity" (1944)

Director: Billy Wilder
Year: 1944
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 hour, 47 minutes

A married woman beguiles an insurance salesman into killing her husband for a big insurance payout.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Movie Review: "Barry Lyndon" (1975)

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Year: 1975
Rating: R
Running Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes

An Irish gentleman flees his home after shooting a romantic rival in a duel, which sends him on a series of successes and failures that shape the whole of his life.