And, to cap off this series (for the time being) the cream of the crop. Which in this year isn’t saying quite as much as in other years, but still. These are all **** films, and all films I heartily recommend to you.
Here’s the rest of the ***½ films, including some of the most acclaimed of the year. Behold my takes:
And now, for the films I gave ***½ to. Half of them, anyway.
Continuing my reviews of the films I gave *** to. And where better to begin than…
Continuing on from yesterday, today I move into the films I rated ***. Since there are so many of them, I’m breaking this list into two articles. The second will go up tomorrow.
I’m catching up on these reviews, dammit. And I’m gonna do it by giving myself some guidelines. Each film must be summed up in 100 words or less. Good or bad, complex or straightforward, doesn’t matter a damn. (I’m excluding, of course, any films which I’ve already reviewed in full.) I’m proceeding from worst to…
SAG Award nominations are here. And the overall picture becomes, for the most part, just a little bit clearer. Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge Ryan Gosling, La La Land Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic Denzel Washington, Fences
I didn’t break down the nominees when they were announced, but I figure it’s worth a minute to run down the winners. Best Picture: La La Land No surprise there. It was gonna be one of three films, and realistically, one of two. And they went with the musical comedy. The feel-good pick. It makes sense.
Picture – Drama: Hacksaw Ridge (#42) Hell or High Water (#15) Lion Manchester By the Sea (#N/A) Moonlight (#14)
The American Film Institute announced their Top 10 yesterday. Although they don’t, apparently, strictly do a 10 best list, but a list of 10 films “deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image”. Take that as you will. They often sync up with the Oscars…