Tag Archives: Best Actress

The Favourite – Art for Art’s Own Sake

Tied with Roma at the front of the pack with 10 nominations, The Favorite would seem to be a strong candidate for Best Picture in any other year. With three prestige acting nominations, one for each of it’s leading ladies, plus a whole host … Continue reading

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Roma – Every Shot Could Be a Painting

If nominating Black Panther was The Academy’s way of throwing a bone to general audiences, then nominating Roma was just them keeping artsy types appeased. Roma is pure critic bait. This is about as far to the other end of the spectrum as a film can … Continue reading

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A Star is Born – Lacks Thematic Weight

I saw A Star is Born purely because all the buzz was saying it was the front runner for Best Picture this year. I hadn’t seen any of the previous iterations of the story, nor was I a fan of Lady Gaga, … Continue reading

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – Perfect Drama

Expect this one to scoop up the acting awards. Three Billboards is the best drama on the list of Best Picture nominees this year. With wonderfully complex, morally ambiguous characters walking the fine line between heroes and villains, this film presents a … Continue reading

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Lady Bird – Joy, Sadness, and Dysfunction

I love Oscar season. I love having an excuse to go to the movies every week. I love predicting the winners. But mostly, I love seeing movies that I normally wouldn’t see and discovering how wonderful they are. As of … Continue reading

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The Post – Political Subtext

In 2015, Spotlight, a film about an investigative journalism team who broke one of the most significant stories in recent memory, was released. It went on to win Best Picture. It wasn’t the most creative or technically impressive film, but it … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water – Affirmation of The Other

The Shape of Water is the surprising front runner at this year’s Academy Awards. Leading the pack with 13 nominations, it is probably best, albeit reductively, described as an inter-species romance. While it is true that falling in love with an … Continue reading

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