Tag Archives: Best Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman – On-the-Nose Rhetoric

If I were to compare BlacKkKlansman to a Best Picture nominee from last year, I would say it reminds me most of The Post. Both films dramatized events from history in order to comment on the politics of today. More specifically, they both … 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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Call Me By Your Name – Playing Things Straight

Call Me By Your Name isn’t my kind of film, but I appreciate the fact that it exists. Indeed, the fact that it exists is what is most noteworthy about it. Historically speaking, positive depictions of gay relationships in cinema aren’t … Continue reading

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Oscar Results – 89th Academy Awards

Well, that happened. What a colossally disappointing evening. La La Land had its Best Picture win snatched away and Moonlight took it home instead. The film everyone expected to sweep the night instead goes home with six awards to its name. I’ve been wrong … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions – 89th Academy Awards

Whew! It’s been a long haul, but the big night is finally here! I’ve managed to see all the nominees for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director, Cinematography, and a few others besides. This year … Continue reading

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Moonlight – Tactful Honesty

Moonlight is an odd little film. Artsy without being obtuse, realist without being dull, it boasts solid performances and impressive technical execution, yet no one element is so outstanding that it overshadows the others. Similarly, the film isn’t defined by one … Continue reading

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Lion – The Feel Good Film

At the tender age of five, Saroo, an Indian boy, becomes separated from his family on the streets of Calcutta. Adopted by a rich Australian couple, he is taken from destitute poverty to a life of ease and luxury. Twenty … Continue reading

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