To wrap up the final volume of this year's Oscars roundup, I'm going to breeze through a few expected—and thus a tad uninspired—nominees for Best Picture; in their own ways, both 1917 and Ford v Ferrari told stories that were familiar and match what the Academy tends to reward (cue eye roll). I'll also cover … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Four
In a somewhat ironic turn of events, the Hollywood elite seems to have embraced the on-screen portrayal of class inequity in the Oscar nods this year, with Parasite collecting six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Other favorites also focus on people on the fringes of society—with the controversial Joker racking … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Three
The last Avengers, the last Star Wars, the last Toy Story, the second-to-last Tarantino movie, and the farewell to white alpha male protagonists? While I'm not holding breath on any of these to actually be true, the farewell (unfortunately, not The Farewell) to cinematic giants was a big theme this Oscar season. This year brought … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Two
Another year, another roundup of 41 (!) Oscar-nominated films that I’ve watched so you don’t have to—although there are a few that I’m going to suggest you should! Volume One starts off with two of the nine Best Picture nominees: Marriage Story and Little Women, helmed by real-life partners Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, respectively. In … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume One
We're suckers for year-end lists here at Dinner Party, and what better way to cap off not just the year but an entire decade with a list of carefully curated content to spark the imagination and fuel future discoveries? After all, you could say this is our modus operandi. Read on for a few of … Continue reading That’s a Wrap: Our Favorites of the Decade
When I saw the first, clearly targeted for me, Facebook ad for Rom Com Fest it was actually just advertising a screening of Never Been Kissed. After clicking on the link, I was surprised to find an entire festival dedicated to the romantic comedy genre, with beloved films, new features, talks, and other special events. … Continue reading A Weekend at Rom Com Fest: Heartthrobs, Heartbreak, and Revisiting the Classics in 2019
If you're looking for a fun, cozy way to ride out the L.A. June Gloom, come join Dinner Party Editors Polly "the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love" Gregory and Pamela "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy" Guerra at Rom Com Fest this weekend! The schedule's got all your … Continue reading Join Us at Rom Com Fest This Weekend!