Straight Outta Compton

The long, exhausting journey through awards season continues today, as the Writers Guild of America announce their nominations for their 2016 honors. As it turns out, they like a lot of the same things the Producers Guild and the Screen Actors Guild do, namely SpotlightThe Big Short, and Straight Outta Compton. They are, however, the only one of the three guilds to put Trainwreck in the race. Read the list of 2016 WGA Awards nominations after the jump.  Read More »

Jack Giroux’s Top 10 Movies of 2015

Ex Machina dance

It’s often the case that a year after writing a top 10, I’m sometimes filled with regret. “How did I forget to include that movie?” is a question that’s bound to arise every once in a while. Twelve months after writing one of these lists, you know which movies have genuinely stuck with you. Thankfully, most of of my choices from past “best” lists have over the years.

This year, I’m confident all of these films will not fade with time. 2015 was filled with movies I’ve already had the urge to revisit, and I was delighted to find they haven’t lost their power on repeat viewings. After the jump, help me count down my top 10 movies of 2015.

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Montage of Heck trailer

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has been profiled a few times in film, but no movie has ever had the access that directoror Brett Morgen had to create Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Morgen enjoyed the full cooperation of Cobain’s friends and family, and was able to utilize intimate family videos and films, Cobain’s artwork (some of which is animated), and other materials never before seen by the public to create a profile of the musician. You can see it all in brief in the new Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck trailer, below. Read More »