Tag Archives: Best Original Score

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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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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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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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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