The biggest conversation in the Best Foreign Language Film category this year is what is not nominated. With the unexpected Golden Globe winner In the Fade out of the race, it shakes up the Oscar conversation.
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Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), owner of the Winchester repeating rifle company, lives in an elaborate, labyrinthine mansion of an estate. “There are almost 100 rooms in the house,” Sarah Snook’s character says early in the film. “It is easy to get lost.”
She says this to doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke), who is called on to judge the state of Sarah Winchester’s mental health. This is due to concern that other Winchester stock holders have over Sarah’s obsession with the idea that her house is haunted by Continue reading Winchester (2018) Movie Review
Ah, the short film categories. Categories that I tend to predict before seeing the majority of the nominees, then I forget to come back and re-write the articles once I’ve seen them all. This year will be no different, no doubt, so keep that in mind.
That said, the animated short category is never all that hard to parse.
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In 2018, the five nominees for Best Production Design are exceedingly diverse. None of these films have sets that look like the rest. Kinda makes my job a little harder, huh?
Oh well, no one asked me to do this in the first place.
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Editing. It is a fundamental component to the film form. Without it…oh man, I’m getting sick of writing the preambles in these articles. Best Editing is an Oscar category. We all know this. Let’s get into it.
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Best Visual Effects is a fun Oscar category. Historically speaking, at least. I googled this award for like two minutes and was delighted at what I found. Just the growth of the award as technical capabilities have excelled. It’s fascinating. Just a little over a decade ago, the category only held three nominees. In some years, the category wasn’t even a competition; they just gave it to a film.
More about this in a bit. For now, let’s look at the nominees.
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