Second Breakfast Follows Tracks Across Australia

A few months ago I reviewed the somewhat popular Oscar-nominated based-on-a-true-story film Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon as a woman whose life has become so clumsily screwed-up that she must embark upon an epic hike of self-discovery. Despite the best efforts of the film’s director, I kind of liked Wild. I bring it up now, because…

Second Breakfast’s Top Ten Films of 2014

Ah, it’s that time again: Time for a somewhat obligatory Top 10 list. I know it’s late, posted mid-February and only a week before the Oscars, but I must confess, I nearly didn’t do a list this year. I know, shocking. What would you have done? Where would you have been? Without a Top 10…

Rooster Recap: Oscar Nominations 2015

So, about those Oscar nominations… We go through this every year, and mostly the Oscars fail to interest. This year is no different. Nothing all that interesting happens at the Oscars. Perhaps the biggest snubs were in the Best Leading Actor category, which was an admittedly tight race this year. The nominees are Michael Keaton…

Second Breakfast Gets Wild (and Crazy(?))

“True story” movies have always been popular. Three of the last four Best Picture-winners were based on true stories. Nonetheless, I feel like there have been a lot more than usual this year. We’ve got The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Foxcatcher, Selma, American Sniper, Big Eyes… uhm… Exodus (?), and the movie I’m…