Tag Archives: Best Director

Phantom Thread – Oddly Endearing

Phantom Thread, in the most laughably on-the-nose casting we’ve seen this year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis as an obsessive artist who has difficulty separating his work from his personal life. The renowned method actor best known as President Lincoln may be playing … Continue reading

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Get Out – Unnerving and Sinister

I admit it. I’m late to the party on this one. Get Out was the surprise hit of the year. I don’t think anybody expected Jordan Peele, a man best known for his comedic Obama impersonation, to churn out a horror film … 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 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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Dunkirk – Austere and Intense

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors. I love the way his films are never straight-forward narratives. He writes puzzles that slowly solve themselves before your eyes, allowing you to wonder how the pieces fit together as he guides … 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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