Movie of the Year: 1991 – State of the Franchise

Movie of the Year: 1991 State of the Franchise How impactful were 1991 movie franchises? Hit movie franchises are literally all this country has left. Is that hyperbolic? Let me check. No. No, it isn’t.  Everything else is gone. In this vast wasteland, there is only one thing of value left: blockbuster movie franchises. But…

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Movie of the Year: 1991 – Point Break (Bonus Episode)

Movie of the Year: 1991 Point Break (Bonus Episode) Does Point Break have what it takes to shame the 1991 Movie of the Year? Movies of the early 90’s could be about either extreme sports OR bank robbery. Point Break invites us to imagine a magical world where those streams cross and combine to give…

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Movie of the Year: 1991 – Mix Tape

Movie of the Year: 1991 Mix Tape Will our 1991 mix tape change how music is appreciated? Scientists still refer to 1991 as the Great Time of Music and Song. Experts agree bands like Nirvana changed everything for rock, while rap and hip-hop took quantum leaps forward. Can we capture this magical time in music…

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Movie of the Year: 1991- The Silence of the Lambs

Movie of the Year: 1991 The Silence of the Lambs Will The Silence of the Lambs thrill and chill its way to the 1991 Movie of the Year? The Silence of the Lambs (1991) was the third film in Academy history to win the “Big Five” Academy Awards for producing, directing, acting, and screenwriting following…

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Movie of the Year: 1991 – JFK (Bonus Episode)

Movie of the Year: 1991 JFK Will JFK shame the 1991 Movie of the Year? In many ways 1991 gave us our most normal, run-of-the-mill, norm core movies. Well, I am here to say thank gosh for the bonus shows because here we are with JFK—half weird YouTube video essay, half historian’s fever dream, and every…

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Movie of the Year: 1991 – Beauty and the Beast

Movie of the Year: 1991 Beauty and the Beast Will Beauty and the Beast be the 1991 Movie of the Year? Beauty and the Beast is the story of…uh…I mean is there ANY reason to give a recap of this movie? We all know what it is about, we all have seen it probably a million times,…

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Movie of the Year: 1991 – GenreBlast

Movie of the Year: 1991 GenreBlast 1991 GenreBlast is here to save all the genre films we forgot about? Genre films get a really bad wrap. Why should a perfect comedy, sci fi film, or romantic flick get automatically consigned to the ash heap of any of your various Blocksbuster Video. Maybe you’re a young,…

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Movie of the Year: 1991 – Boyz n the Hood

Movie of the Year: 1991 Boyz n the Hood Will Boyz n the Hood be the 1991 Movie of the Year? This week the Taste Buds tackle John Singleton’s Boyz n the Hood, film full of debuts, nuance, tragedy, and the natural rhythms of real life. In a way, it bears more in common with the films of…

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Movie of the Year: 1991 – Barton Fink

Movie of the Year: 1991 Barton Fink Can Barton Fink write his way to the 1991 Movie of the Year? The Tastebuds have quite an odd movie on our hands with this one. Barton Fink is our first Coen Brothers’ movie, but it is hardly the typical Co-Bro fair. Barton Fink is a young, successful…

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