The Candidates Steve Kristin Call Me By Your Name B TBD Darkest Hour A A Dunkirk A- A+ Get Out B B- Lady Bird B B+ Phantom Thread TBD C- The Post A B The Shape of Water B+ D Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri A A+ Director Original Screenplay …
Baby Driver is stylish. It’s surprising. It’s engaging. It’s funny. It’s suspenseful. It’s romantic.
Logan Lucky has no diversity going for it, so it will be evaluated solely based upon its merits. In other words, it is unlikely to earn any nominations.
If you’re looking for an incredibly fun, easy to watch, hilarious superhero movie with plenty of super hot actors being super while looking hot, rush to the cinema posthaste.
Regardless of the Academy’s opinion IT is definitely one of the best films to come out so far this year, and I am sure it will be in my top 5.
Jordan Peele and his cast and crew did some solid work here, but Get Out is not an Oscar-worthy film. It’s a pretty good film. It could have been much better, and I honestly wish it had been. But if it ends up being an Oscar contender, it will be solely because of the Academy’s new commitment to diversity.
If you have not seen Dunkirk yet, get out and see it in an IMAX theater if at all possible. While it will still be a good movie on DVD, it will not the spectacular experience Nolan designed it to be. And you want to experience that. Trust me.
The Glass Castle tugs at heartstrings that aren’t invested enough for a truly satisfying experience.
In order of importance, maintaining the delightful, fresh beauty of the original should have been the top priority. Bathing secondary characters in gay should have been a, “Hey, we’ve got a super tight script here. Now let’s see where we can insert some extra character development to make it that much stronger,” decision.
Two important life lessons come to mind after watching the 2017 live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 Oscar nominated feature, Beauty and the Beast:
1. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it (my dad taught me this one).
2. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should (the brilliant theme of Jurassic Park, and a lesson many, many filmmakers ignore every year).