Best Picture Countdown #1: The Favourite

“I have sent for some lobsters. I thought we could race them and then eat them.” – Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in The Favourite (2018) Of all eight films nominated for Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards, Yorgos Lanthimos’s semi-ridiculous period dramedy The Favourite impressed me the most. A thrilling combination of absurdContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #1: The Favourite”

Best Picture Countdown #3: Roma

“We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.” – Marina de Tavira as Sofía in Roma (2018) Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical drama Roma has become the Awards season darling over the last few months, racking up heaps of praise from critics and audiences alike – though many viewers never hadContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #3: Roma”

Best Picture Countdown #8: Bohemian Rhapsody

“This is when the operatic section comes in.” – Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bringing up the rear in my Best Picture countdown is the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, directed by *redacted* and Dexter Fletcher. It’s earned a boatload of money all over the world and is both a visualContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #8: Bohemian Rhapsody”

Film Review: Chappaquiddick (2018)

Dir: John Curran Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, etc. Runtime: 1hr 41min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light Chappaquiddick is based on the true story of the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, in which a car accident involving senator Ted Kennedy (Clark) resulted in the death of political campaign secretary Mary JoContinue reading “Film Review: Chappaquiddick (2018)”

Film Review: A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Dir: Ava DuVernay Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zack Galifanakis, Storm Reid, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller, etc. Runtime: 1hr49min Rating: PG Spoiler level: Light A Wrinkle in Time, one of the most-hyped releases of 2018, and based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle, followsContinue reading “Film Review: A Wrinkle in Time (2018)”