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“The Father” is a Mind-bending Portrayal of Aging

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing and ranking every Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor March 28, 2021

"The Father", directed by Florian Zeller, is about an elderly father, played by Anthony Hopkins, as he and his daughter, played by Olivia Coleman, navigate the challenges of his aging. What sets this...

“Mank”: Impressive but Boring

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing and ranking every Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor March 27, 2021

"Mank", directed by David Fincher, stars Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, writer of the legendary film "Citizen Kane". The film is about Mankiewicz's experience in 1930's Hollywood, shown...

“Judas and the Black Messiah”: A Daring and Disturbing Tragedy

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing and ranking every Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor March 15, 2021

"Judas and the Black Messiah", directed by Shaka King, stars Daniel Kaluuya as leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party Fred Hampton, and Lakeith Stanfield as William O'Neil, an FBI informant working...

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”: Boseman Needs an Oscar

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing every potential Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor March 14, 2021

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", directed by George C. Wolfe, is an adaptation of an August Wilson play about a turbulent 1920's blues recording session. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as gifted yet difficult...

“Sound of Metal” is a Stunning Character Study

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing every potential Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor March 11, 2021

"Sound of Metal", directed by Darius Marder, stars Riz Ahmed as Ruben, a heavy metal drummer that begins to lose their hearing. The film follows Ruben as he copes with this disruptive change. I really...

“Minari” is a Beautiful Examination of The American Dream

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing every potential Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor March 7, 2021

"Minari", directed by Lee Issac Chung, stars Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Youn Yuh-jung, Alan Kim, and Noel Kate Cho as a Korean family moving from California to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s. The film...

“Nomadland” Is Essential Viewing

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing every potential Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor March 4, 2021

"Nomadland", directed by Chloé Zhao, stars Frances McDormand as Fern, a woman who lost their home in the Great Recession and travels across the country living in her van, joining a community of other...

“One Night in Miami” is Packed with Electrifying Performances

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing every potential Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor March 2, 2021

"One Night in Miami", directed by Regina King, stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as Civil Rights activist Malcolm X, Eli Goree as the greatest boxer of all time Cassius Clay, Aldis Hodge as one of the greatest football...

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”: Entertainment Over Impact

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing every potential Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor February 28, 2021

"The Trial of the Chicago 7" is written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and stars Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, and many others. This film is about the trial surrounding seven different...

“Promising Young Woman”: Fun and Thoughtful Thriller

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing every potential Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor February 26, 2021

"Promising Young Woman" is directed by Emerald Fennell and stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham. Without spoiling anything, "Promising Young Woman" is about a woman named Cassandra who goes to clubs pretending...

“News of the World” Is Nothing New

In preparation for the Academy Awards on April 25th, the Corral will be reviewing every potential Best Picture nomination
Trey Williams, Managing Editor February 24, 2021

"News of the World" is directed by Paul Greengrass and stars Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel. Taking place in the American South soon after the Civil War, this film is about traveling newsreader Captain Jefferson...

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HAIM’s “Women in Music Pt. III” is a Breath of Fresh Air

In preparation for the Grammys on March 14th, the Corral will be reviewing every Album of the Year nomination leading up to the awards.
Trey Williams, Managing Editor February 18, 2021

HAIM is a pop-rock band from Los Angeles consisting of three sisters. HAIM have been critical darlings since their 2013 debut album "Days Are Gone". Their latest album "Women in Music Pt. III" has been...

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