And the Best Picture Oscar Goes to…
If you’re a movie fan, chances are you’ve already got February 9th circled on your calendar. Whether it’s the red carpet fashions, the on-stage entertainment, or seeing the winners with their golden Oscars, there’s plenty to watch at the 2020 Academy Awards.
If you’re wondering which Best Picture nominees to watch before the big night, here are our reviews for the selected films.
Ford V. Ferrari is easily the most fun movie on the nomination list with something for everyone: drama, excitement, a plot twist, and fine character acting.
Our reviewer found The Irishman too long and too clichéd, but its star-studded cast keeps the film watchable for genre fans.
Our editor had mixed feelings about Jojo Rabbit. Director Taiko Waititi uses satire to undermine the Nazi regime, but with mixed success. Brilliant acting and moments of real pathos are some compensation for his attempts to find humor in one of the most murderous regimes in history.
Joker did not impress our reviewer, who found the film disturbingly violent and somehow hollow.
Little Women was a big hit with our editor who enjoyed director Greta Gerwig’s interpretation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic novel.
Despite its fine acting, Marriage Story failed to impress our editor. Check out the review for the reasons behind her dissatisfaction.
1917 is a spectacular technical achievement and an immersive look at the Western front in World War I. Worth watching for viewers who aren’t too squeamish.
Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood was directed by Quentin Tarantino, which is pretty much all you need to know. Brutal violence, impressive production values, all-star cast.
Our reviewer was intrigued by Parasite. A Korean-language film with English subtitles, this complex film explores themes of poverty, morality, and honesty.