Author Archives: Nicholas Jon Wood

Clear Skies in Cleveland

If not for that ill-fated rain delay, the Cleveland Indians are likely the World Series champs. Alas the showers did come that chilly night in October, washing away the momentum that nearly led to the greatest comeback in Fall Classic … Continue reading

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Oscar Scorecard

Wow. Did not see that coming. In fact, thanks to my DVR running out of space two minutes into La La Land’s acceptance speech for their well-deserved best picture win, I had eight glorious hours thinking my favorite movie in … Continue reading

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The Year in Movies

Good on the academy. The first time I did this exercise I disagreed with seven of their nominations. Last year only three. And this year it’s just two, one more of a trifle (Hugh Grant over the always excellent Michael … Continue reading

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The Final Films

The previous three cinematic posts—‘The First Sixteen’, ‘The Second Quarter’ and ‘Penultimate Pictures’—have now brought us to this: the final 31 movie reviews of the 2016 Oscar campaign. I’ll let the tweets speak for themselves: LA LA LAND: Unabashedly nostolgic, … Continue reading

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Penultimate Pictures

With most Oscar-caliber films not coming out here in Oz until after the new year, these seven films that I saw between the beginning of September and the end of December are mostly action movies with a smattering of Woody … Continue reading

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The Second Quarter

The first installment of my look back through the films of 2016 featured, aptly, 16 reviews of movies I saw between the Oscar telecast and the end of May. Three films—Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool and Eye in the Sky—all … Continue reading

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The First Sixteen

In a run-up to my favorite annual blog post, The Year in Movies, I thought it germane (and of course oh so fun!) to take a chronological trip down memory lane to see how we got to this moment in cinematic … Continue reading

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