Tag Archives: Best Original Screenplay

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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Green Book – A Film of Substance

Green Book is a pretty standard issue awards bait film. Having thrown a bone to general audiences by nominating Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody, it makes sense that The Academy would use the remaining slots for more traditional nominees. Nominating Green Book, a performance driven character … Continue reading

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Vice – The Big Short Starring Dick Cheney

I love The Big Short. Did you love The Big Short? Good. You’ll like Vice.

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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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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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