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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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

Road to the Oscars: Bohemian Rhapsody

By |01/19/2019|

Crafting a biopic of music icon Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen, the latest Oscar hopeful contender movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" offers your typical biopic cliches and trappings. The film [...]

Countdown to the Oscars: Green Book

By |01/12/2019|

During the era of deeply polarizing political times with charges of racism running rampant against the current President and his administration, one could say so many films released in 2018 [...]

Shoplifters

By |01/08/2019|

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Renowned Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda continues his spirit of Yasujiro Ozu that he has done so often with his impressive filmography that includes "Like Father, Like Son", "Nobody Knows", [...]

The Best Films of 2018 – Noah Damron

By |01/08/2019|

1 - Hereditary (d. Ari Aster) As a viewer, I long to have my imagination set on fire. Not only is that when I get the most creativity, but [...]

The Best Films of 2018 – Robert Butler

By |01/07/2019|

1. Roma (d. Alfonso Cuaron) Hands down, the finest piece of cinema of 2018. A fragmented period piece of a specific place and time, the story of a year [...]

Cold War

By |01/05/2019|

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Acclaimed Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski follow up to his exceptional, Oscar-winning "Ida" is a step backwards from its predecessor, but it still offers a lot of engaging and impressive [...]

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

By |12/30/2018|

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Since the beginning of the film industry, we have been provided linear stories. These stories are just one pathway, with characters that follow the path and learn lessons that [...]