Blake’s Top 25 Films of 2019

As the year-end list train rolls on, here are Blake’s top 25 movies of 2019. For more year-end lists click here.

25. The Nightingale (Jennifer Kent)

24. Little Woods (Nia DaCosta)

23. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma)


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MA Review

Octavia Spencer is great as Ma. As a movie, MA is not good.

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The Perfection could inspire a meme called “Netflix and recoil,” and that’s mostly a good thing.

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Though Blue My Mind gets intense and graphic in spots with Mia’s metamorphosis, it always feels grounded in the feelings and emotions of her situation, the horror elements left as effective allegory.


Blake’s Top 25 Films of 2018

Every year is a good year for movies. In 2018, I saw well over 100 new releases that I enjoyed. Here are my top 25 of the year, as of now. Apparently to crack my top 10 a film needed to have

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2019 Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 34th Independent Spirit Awards were announced today. Jeremiah Zagar‘s We the Animals received the most nominations with five, including Best First Feature, while Eighth Grade, First Reformed, and You Were Never Really Here snagged four noms


Crime Thriller THE INFORMER Gets a Trailer

Aviron Pictures has released the first official trailer for The Informer, which stars Joel Kinnaman as an ex-solider/ex-con turned informant who goes undercover in prison to infiltrate a criminal organization.

Directed by Andrea Di Stefano, The Informer also stars Rosamund Pike, Clive


Tim Burton’s Live-action DUMBO Gets a New Trailer

Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming Dumbo, a live-action update of the beloved animated classic. Directed by Tim Burton, the film features big-eared Dumbo being cared for by a former circus star (Colin Farrell) and his children when they


Animated Adventure WONDER PARK Gets a New Trailer

Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for Wonder Park, in which a tween girl discovers a magical theme park in the woods that resembles an imaginary place she had dreamed up with her mother.

Wonder Park features the voices of Brianna



MGM has released an official trailer for Fighting With My Family, which is based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paige. Written and directed by Stephen Merchant, the dramedy follows British siblings who get the chance of a lifetime to try


ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Gets a New Trailer

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for Alita: Battle Angel, a sci-fi adventure based on a popular graphic novel series. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, the film stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali,