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Capernaum

By |02/28/2019|

Nadine Labaki's third feature film, the Oscar nominated Lebanese film "Capernaum", is a bleak and deeply disturbing neo-realist film that is unpleasant and emotionally draining to endure, but also essential [...]

Climax

By |02/28/2019|

French provocateur Gaspar Noe is back with his new film "Climax", and this time the film ironically received far less boos and backlash that he is used to. Even with [...]

Road to the Oscars: 2019 Predictions

By |02/22/2019|

This insane Oscar season finally comes to an end this Sunday night, which will not have a host and, after so much controversies and mix-ups, all 24 categories will be [...]

1st Annual Defacto Film Awards: Robert Butler’s Picks

By |02/22/2019|

To celebrate the Oscars, I am pleased to announce the Best of 2018 nominees and winners in fourteen categories. I selected the top five picks in the following categories: Best Picture, [...]

Road to the Oscars: Alfonso Cuarón Retrospective

By |02/21/2019|

Alfonso Cuarón is a pure filmmaking genius. He's directed a total of 8 very impressive feature films. I've seen every single one, and everyone is impressive in their own right. [...]

Road to the Oscars: Paul Schrader Retrospective

By |02/14/2019|

With many stellar screenplays in his array that include Sydney Pollack's "The Yakuza" (1975), Brian De Palma's "Obsession" (1976), Johnny Flynn's "Rolling Thunder" (1978), Peter Weir's "The Mosquito Coast"(1986), Martin [...]

Road to the Oscars: A Star Is Born

By |02/09/2019|

For being a fourth version of the classic cinematic version, the 2018 version of "A Star is Born" is an impressive directorial debut that showcases Bradley Cooper as an actors [...]

The Wild Pear Tree

By |02/02/2019|

Mature by design, evocative of Turkey's current culture and political climate, and artfully executed, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest feature film, "The Wild Pear Tree" is a film made by a [...]

Miss Bala (2019)

By |02/02/2019|

You would think director Catherine Hardwicke would have had a steadier film career, one that would have mirrored Sofia Coppola or Claire Denis. Her debut film was the independent Sundance [...]

Road to the Oscars: BlackKklansman

By |01/27/2019|

  Spike Lee's "BlackKklansman" purports itself in being a satirical comedy about racism that ties in modern parallels with the current Trump administration and the script comes off potent, yet too [...]