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”

Best Picture Countdown #5: Dunkirk

“There’s no hiding from this, son. We have a job to do.” – Mark Rylance as Mr. Dawson, Dunkirk (2017). Dir: Chris Nolan Starring: Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, James D’Arcy, Harry Styles, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1hr 47min Dunkirk is a war film that utilizes three different perspectives (land, air,Continue reading “Best Picture Countdown #5: Dunkirk”

Best Picture Countdown #6: Phantom Thread

“I cannot start my day with a confrontation. I simply have no time for confrontations.” – Daniel Day Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock, Phantom Thread (2017) Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville Runtime: 2hr 10min Rating: R A period drama set in London during the 50’s, Phantom Thread follows the turbulentContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #6: Phantom Thread”

Best Picture Countdown #7: Get Out

“I mean, I told you not to go in that house…” – Lil Rel Howery as Rod Williams, Get Out (2017) Dir: Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener Runtime: 1hr43min Rating: R Get Out follows black photographer Chris Washington (Kaluuya) as he goes on a weekend trip to meet theContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #7: Get Out”

Best Picture Countdown #8: Darkest Hour

“Nations which go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished.” – Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour (2017) Dir. Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2hr 5min Darkest Hour is an exploration into the life of British PrimeContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #8: Darkest Hour”

Best Picture Countdown #9: The Post

“If we don’t hold them accountable, who will?” – Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, The Post (2017) Based on the true story of the controversial revelation and handling of the confidential Pentagon Papers, which detail the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War, Steven Spielberg’s 2017 film The Post follows Washington Post heiress Katharine GrahamContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #9: The Post”

Oscar Countdown Posts are Coming!

Starting this coming Friday (February 23rd) and ending next Saturday (March 3rd) I will be posting my personal countdown and ranking of the 2017 films nominated for Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards! Posts will be largely opinion-based, so no offense is meant, and I just want to have a bit of fun throwingContinue reading “Oscar Countdown Posts are Coming!”

Stream of Consciousness OSCARS Reaction

Instead of writing up a proper review/reflection for the Oscars for this week’s post, I’ve decided to post my (mostly) unfiltered thoughts as they pop into my head – more a “stream of consciousness” type babble with some minor structure than an official reaction. If you follow me on twitter, you may know that IContinue reading “Stream of Consciousness OSCARS Reaction”