The Offseason

Denzel Washington’s Greatest Run

Denzel Washington is one of our finest actors. Period. The man has been going strong for three decades. No matter the role or quality of the film, Denzel is always immensely watchable on screen. It’s hard to take your eyes off him. Over the course of his career, he’s had some incredible runs of films. […]

A Celebration of Sandra Bullock’s 2009

Sandra Bullock is in elite company. She is one of only 3 individuals to win Hollywood’s most prestigious prize (An Oscar) and Hollywood’s least prestigious prize (A Razzie) in the same year. What a 2009 she had. She, of course, won her Oscar for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009), the feel-good […]

The Toughest Matchup So Far

I’m still considering who to vote for in this one. Thirteen-year-old me wants to shout “You Can Do It,” to The Waterboy (1998) and vote for it. But my more mature self understands that Friday Night Lights (2004) is probably a better film. But can I vote for Friday Night Lights? The TV Show is […]

Was Rudy Offside? An Investigation

Yes. That’s the only way a 5’7, 165 lbs. janitor could have gotten that sack, even if he had help too (this fact not seen in the movie). Case Closed.

Can Anything Stop Remember The Titans?

Look, I get it. Remember The Titans (2000) is a clear frontrunner. It’s got everything. It’s got the speeches, the team bonding, the overcoming of adversity, a great cast, a feel-good story (not counting the very end). And it’s a legitimately good movie. I’ve probably seen it a hundred times if you take all the […]

All The Right Moves and Varsity Blues Are the Same Movie, but Varsity Blues Is Better

This is the story of a high school student trying to escape his dying hometown, the story of a malevolent, overbearing coach trying to hold that young man back, who is selfishly only interested in achieving personal glory. This is also a love story, about two young people who dream of better things together. This […]

The Blind Side: How Did This Get Nominated for an Oscar?

The Blind Side (2009) is fine. It’s by no means the worst film I’ve ever seen and nowhere near the best. Basically, I forgot I had even watched the film about five minutes after the credits rolled. Now, I can remember the basics of Sandra Bullock taking in this young, homeless man and helping him […]