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Moneyball (Beaujolais)

It’s part four of our baseball series!  This week, we’re looking at one of the most cerebral sports movies ever made–Moneyball.  Directed by Bennett Miller (Capote) and written by Steven Zallian and Aaron Sorkin, this film snagged...

Rounders (1998)

Rounders (1998)

Tonight’s episode of Cinemavino continues our series on the best films to be completely snubbed by the Oscars.  Rounders survived so-so reviews and box office to endure as an all-time cult classic.  At the very least, John Malkovich...

An Overserved Oscar Preview for 2022

Fair warning:  This episode goes heavy on the vino.  We indulged in a few too many glasses before we sat down for this Oscar preview, and things get a little goofy.  I’ll be honest, this one was a challenge to edit.  Still, we do breakdown the...

As Good as It Gets (1997)

With this episode, we kick off our Valentine’s Month of date movies.  As Good as It Gets is an odd hybrid of rom-com, character study, and conventional drama that examines a few themes that were (for 1997) ahead of their time.  Jack...

Being the Ricardos (2021)

For this week’s Cinemavino, we begin our look at eventual Oscar nominees.  Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos is an excellent look at a fateful week in the lives of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. To pair with this great wine, I chose the...

Another Round (2021)

For this week’s Cinemavino, it’s one of the more decorated movies we’ve covered in a good long while:  Another Round won the Academy Award for Best International Feature, and Thomas Vinterburg was nominated for Best Director...

2020 Oscar Predictions

For this episode of Cinemavino, we talk about the Oscar noms.  Once again, the Academy got a buncha picks right, and whole buttload of ’em wrong, too.  Having seen all the Best Picture films already, I’ve got some strong opinions.  Damn it...

1917 (2019) *Chilean red*

1917 hits like a ton of bricks.  It’s a huge achievement and a hell of movie.  I’ll go ahead and predict it for a Best Picture win at the Oscars.  For this mini-episode of Cinemavino, we discuss 1917–spoiler-free–and breakdown the new trailers...

2020 Movie Preview

We’ve scanned the movie schedule for 2020, and it truly looks like the best of times and the blurst of times.  Lots of sequels, prequels, remakes, rehashes, reboots, and screwups.  Still, look carefully and you’ll find some good with the bad and...

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

For this episode of Cinemavino, we take a look at Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  We share our likes, dislikes, and discuss where it ranks within Tarantino’s filmography. To read my full review, click here! Podcast: Play in new...