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Jerry Roberts is a film critic and operator of two websites, Armchair Cinema and Armchair Oscars.

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The Best Picture Nominees: Joker

The Best Picture Nominees: Joker

The 92nd Academy Awards are just days away, so this week I am taking a look at each of the nominees individually. Are they worth it? Let’s take a look. Joker is catnip for the average film critic. It is one of those deep and difficult films that is easier to write about and analyze […]

| February 3, 2020
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The Best Picture Nominees: Jojo Rabbit

The Best Picture Nominees: Jojo Rabbit

The 92nd Academy Awards are just days away, so this week I am taking a look at each of the nominees individually. Are they worth it? Let’s take a look. Let’s face it, there are worse things that Taika Watiti could have done with the money that he made from Thor Ragnarok. To make an […]

| February 2, 2020
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The Best Picture Nominees: The Irishman

The Best Picture Nominees: The Irishman

The 92nd Academy Awards are just days away, so this week I am taking a look at each of the nominees individually. Are they worth it? Let’s take a look. It has been 30 years since Martin Scorsese made Goodfellas and it is curious to now arrive at a movie like The Irishman which bookends […]

| February 1, 2020
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The Best Picture Nominees: Ford v Ferrari

The Best Picture Nominees: Ford v Ferrari

The 92nd Academy Awards are just days away, so this week I am taking a look at each of the nominees individually. Are they worth it? Let’s take a look. I swear, I do have good things to say about James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari, but I must preface this by observing that this is […]

| January 31, 2020
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Little Women (2019)

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Little Women (2019)

What a wonderful, immersive experience is Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women.  What a vibrant and alive and innovative work of art has she brought to us.  And what a gifted filmmaker she’s proving to be.  After directing the wonderful Ladybird two years ago and writing the 2012 dramedy Frances Ha, I am convinced that […]

| January 19, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #1. O.J. Made in America

The Best Films of the Decade: #1. O.J. Made in America

The old decade is gone, and so my thoughts turn to the ten best films of the decade.  Today, #1!  The best of the best . . . according to me. When I saw the documentary, O.J. Made in America three years ago, I declared it one of the most important documentaries of our time, […]

| January 10, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #2. Inside Out (2015)

The Best Films of the Decade: #2. Inside Out (2015)

The old decade is gone and, with that, I look back at the 10 best films of the 2010s. Today, my #2 choice! This movie made me happy. I mean, genuinely and wonderfully happy. As much as I complain about the state of American films as we press further into the 21st century – an […]

| January 9, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #3. A Ghost Story (2017)

The Best Films of the Decade: #3. A Ghost Story (2017)

The old decade is gone and, with that, I am looking back at the 10 best films of the 2010s. Today, my #3 choice! If you see enough movies, you will eventually find one that you imagine was made just for you.  David Lowery’s A Ghost Story feels like it was made just for me.  […]

| January 8, 2020
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