1232 09-03-2018

Worth to watch movies of Oscars week

This year, a number of interesting films have been nominated for Oscars and some of them underrated. I will give the short information about some of colorful films nominated for this year's Academy Awards;

Marshall- IMDB 7/10, Rotten Tomatoes 83%

American biographical legal drama film is about the first African-American Supreme Court Justice- Thurgood Marshall and Sam Friedman, an insurance lawyer who teamed up against Eleanor Strubing, white employer of Joseph Spell, the man accused of rape and attempted murder of Eleanor in the court. The movie not only focuses on one of the first cases of Marshall's career but also perfectly describes struggles against racism. Even though low income, "Marshall" received good reviews from critics.

 

I, Tonya- IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes 90%

Based on real events, "I, Tonya", with another name "Tonya against everybody" follows figure skater Tonya Harding's personal life and connection with her skating rival Nancy Kerrigan attack in 1994. We see Margot Robbie, one of the producers of the movie as Tonya, Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gillooly- Tonya's husband and Allison Janney as LaVona Golden- Harding’s mother. Allison Janney won Best Supporting Actress and Margot was nominated for Best Actress at 90th Oscars.

 

The Big Sick - IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes 98%

Written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, "The Big Sick" is the romantic comedy based on the real-life romance between Nanjiani and Gordon. The main theme of the movie is about interracial couple's problems because of their race difference and unexpected illness of Gordon. This movie became one of the highest-grossing films of 2017. We see Kumail Nanjiani playing himself and Zoe Kazan as Emily Gardner, the character based on Emily V. Gordon, the real-life wife of Nanjiani in the film.

 

Call Me by Your Name- IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes 96%

Based on the book of  André Aciman and directed by Luca Guadagnino, the movie is about friendship and love story of two males, 17-year-old Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet) and his father's American assistant, Oliver (Armie Hammer) during the summer of Italy, 1983.  The coming-of-age drama film is the final movie following I Am Love (2009) and A Bigger Splash (2015) in Guadagnino's “Desire” trilogy.

 

Darkest Hour- IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes 86%

From the director of Pride & Prejudice, Atonement and Anna Karenina- Joe Wright, comes a British war drama film about World War 2nd, the period of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and difficult decisions made by him. In the role of Winston Churchill, we see BAFTA Awards, two Critics' Choice Awards, a Golden Globe Award winner Garry Oldman. The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas as Clementine Churchill- W. Churchill's wife, Lily James as Elizabeth Layton- personal secretary to Churchill and Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI.

 

Dunkirk - IMDB 8/10, Rotten Tomatoes 93%

The movie of Christopher Nolan that describes the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II is consisting of the prominent Hollywood actors like Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and also newly renowned actors like Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Aneurin Barnard. The scenario of the movie covers a week in the land, a day in the sea and few hours on air. The slogan of the movie is "When 400,000 men couldn't get home, home came for them". It was the first-ever Oscar nomination of Christopher Nolan in the category of Best Director. Prominent musician Hans Zimmer composed the music of the movie.

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri -  IMDB 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes 92%

It is challenging to create protagonist vs antagonist relationship in the movie, and the hardest part is when the bad person of the story is not so terrible, but good and favorable.  Black comedy-drama film, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is the story of the mother,  Mildred Hayes(Frances McDormand) in pursuit of her daughter's rapist-killer for 7 months and her battle that she started against Sheriff Bill Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) and Officer Jason Dixon (Sam Rockwell) with the billboards  "Raped While Dying", "And Still No Arrests?", and "How Come, Chief Willoughby?"

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