The Star Wars Prequels: A Complicated Legacy

War! The Republic is Crumbling… There is a popular saying among Star Wars fans on the internet: “Nobody hates Star Wars more than Star Wars fans.” Despite the beloved franchise being one of the most commercially successful intellectual properties (IPs) in the world, the fandom has shed its once monolithic love for relatively uncivil factions.Continue reading “The Star Wars Prequels: A Complicated Legacy”

Shut Up Zach! Presents: The Zachademy Awards! – Winners

Biggest Winners “The Lighthouse” – 3 Wins for Best Picture , Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography “1917” – 3 Wins for Best Editing , Best Sound Editing , Best Sound Mixing “The Farewell” – 2 Wins for Best Director , Best Actress in a Supporting Role “Little Women” – 2 Wins forContinue reading “Shut Up Zach! Presents: The Zachademy Awards! – Winners”

2020 Oscar Predictions

Today is the day! I am already on record that I disagree with a large portion of the nominees this year, so this is more of a reluctant task than in years past. I cannot grasp how we have had a year in film as strong as the one we had and yet we continueContinue reading “2020 Oscar Predictions”

1917 (2019) – Movie Review

Films about war occupy a very special niche in our culture. For generations, soldiers subjected to military service have seen the worst of humanity while their own lives were sacrificed at the behest of governments dictating world conflicts with virtually no regard for the people sent to fight for them. It is through the mediumContinue reading “1917 (2019) – Movie Review”

Judy (2019) – Movie Review

Is there a better way to kick off a review of perhaps the most legendary performer of the 20th century than a sobering take on an entire genre of filmmaking? There probably is but ask me if I care. I am just about to swear off biopics at this point. It is not that theyContinue reading “Judy (2019) – Movie Review”

10 Best Foreign Accents in Movies by Actors

I may not be an actor myself, but I have often said that one of the most difficult aspects of acting is convincingly changing your voice outside its natural tones. We all know someone who thinks they are good at doing an accent but in reality, they would be detained by local authorities if theyContinue reading “10 Best Foreign Accents in Movies by Actors”

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (2019) – Movie Review

***SPOILER WARNING*** When asked in an interview what genre his film “Inglourious Basterds” falls under, director Quentin Tarantino said he believes it is acceptable to view his work as a sort of fairy tale since the story takes place within actual events, but fictional characters transform the outcome and create an alternate history of sorts.Continue reading “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (2019) – Movie Review”