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 #2: BlackKklansman

“I just want to leave you, sisters and brothers, with these last words. If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am for myself alone, who am I? If not now, when? And if not you, who? We need an undying love for black people, wherever we may be. All power toContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #2: BlackKklansman”

Best Picture Countdown #4: A Star is Born

“Music is essentially twelve notes between any octave. Twelve notes and the octave repeats. It’s the same story told over and over. All the artist can offer the world is how they see those twelve notes.” – Sam Elliott as Bobby Maine in A Star is Born (2018) Early into awards-speculation season, Bradley Cooper’s highly-anticipated directorial debutContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #4: A Star is Born”

Best Picture Countdown #5: Black Panther

“In times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.” – Chadwick Boseman as T’Challah in Black Panther (2018) In a world where audiences are growing weary of superhero movies in spite of their boxContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #5: Black Panther”

Best Picture Countdown #7: Vice

“I can feel your recriminations and your judgment, and I am fine with that. You want to be loved, go be a movie star. The world is as you find it. You got to deal with that reality, and there are monsters in this world.” – Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Vice (2018)  OfContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #7: Vice”

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”

2018 Oscars Reaction!

Pre-Show (I missed like, ten minutes because I was heating up my lo mein, apologies) CHADWICK!!! He is styling tonight! What a nice suit. Kelly-Marie!! She is so sweet. Jordan Peele is a snazzy dresser, too. Daniel Kaluuya’s jacket is SHARP. Margot Robbie could make a burlap sack look good, but the top of herContinue reading “2018 Oscars Reaction!”

Best Picture Countdown #1: Call Me By Your Name

“We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything … what a waste!” – Michael Stuhlbarg asContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #1: Call Me By Your Name”

Best Picture Countdown #4: Lady Bird

“The only thing exciting about 2002 is that it’s a palindrome.” – Saorise Ronan as Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, Lady Bird (2017) Dir: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saorise Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, etc. Runtime: 1hr33min Rating: R Lady Bird is a coming-of-age dramedy about a California teen in her senior year of highContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #4: Lady Bird”