Review: Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Here I am back it after a brief hiatus and I’m happy that this year I am fortunate enough to bring you coverage of this year’s Oscar-nominated short films. Over the next few days, I will roll out reviews in each of the categories – documentary, animation and live action. Since I’m the resident documentary cat around here at Reel Read More →

Check Out Richard Linklater’s Trailer to “Everybody Wants Some’

Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for Everybody Wants Some, spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused directed by Richard Linklater. The movie stars Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, J. Quinton Johnson, Glen Powell, Wyatt Russell, Austin Amelio, Temple Baker, Tanner Kalina, Juston Street and Forrest Vickery Everybody Wants Some arrives in theatres on April 15, Read More →

‘Boyhood 2’?! It’s A Possibility Says Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater is not afraid to continue a story if an idea presents itself. Previously creating a trilogy of films based around the Before Sunrise story, many have believed that the acclaimed director may be willing to continue the story which was set in motion in the critically acclaimed and award winning Boyhood film. For a year his answer has been quite non Read More →

If I Chose the Academy Award Winners and Nominees – 2015 edition

I’ve now seen most of the films that had a release in 2014. This makes me more qualified to vote for the Oscars than 97.548% of the Academy’s membership. With the Oscar ceremony occurring tonight, I’ve picked, as I have the previous two years, who I think the nominees and winners should be in the bulk of the major categories. Read More →

Winners of the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards Have Been Announced

The 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards took place last night at the Hollywood Palladium, hosted by Michael Strahan, broadcast live on A&E. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood as well as Alejandro G. Iñarritu’s Birdman were among the top winners along with Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Reel News Daily’s Top Movies of 2014 on The Reel Big Show!

It’s a full house on The Reel Big Show! Michael leads the group in discussion of their favorite movies of 2014, the night before the Oscar nominations. Below are their lists – with bold for which were nominated. See the list of nominations at Oscar.org. Check out the fun IMDb quiz based on the 36 movies in all the lists! Read More →

Retro Review: ‘Boyhood’- Growing Up is Hard to Do

All too many times Hollywood uses the phrase “Once in a Lifetime” to describe a film that we’ve encountered way too many times before, but finally, a director and film studio have come thru and brought us a film like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Boyhood is that film and it just might be the best movie you will see all Read More →

Liz’s Review: ‘I AM ELEVEN’ is universally charming.

When I was 11, I was dancing 5 days a week, going to girl scouts and slumber parties. Life was pretty incredible. I had not a worry in the world then. I did what I wanted, wore what I wanted, (when not in school uniform), loved The New Kids on The Block, and scrunchies. Everyday I came home from school Read More →

Reel News Daily’s Top Summer Movies of 2014

At one point the Summer Season was depicted by the film’s released between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, but the time’s have changed and so has Hollywood. Summer tent-pole films are being released earlier and earlier to avoid the cluster of blockbusters being released weekly to capitalize on the lack of competition which of course means more money. So Read More →

Liz’s ‘Boyhood’ New York City Press Junket Coverage

Monday, I had the pleasure of participating in the New York press junket for BOYHOOD. In attendance were writer/director Richard Linklater, breakout star, Ellar Coltrane, and industry strongholds Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. With the film’s highly anticipated release, everyone in the theater was eager to get some deeper insight into this innovative new film. Below you will find some Read More →

Liz’s Review: ‘Boyhood’ – A Cinephile’s Dream

How do you keep track of your life? With technology these days, it seems that we experience less and less and take digital snapshots of everything we eat, see, hear, and feel. Time is being recorded in short snippets each day. But do all these moments resonate to anyone but ourselves? We cannot forget how we got here. Life and Read More →