I will be the first to admit that I have not seen the most movies about journalism, especially ones made before the 21st century. However, it is without doubt one of my favorite genres to watch, especially when done well. Well-crafted dialogue, a sharp attention to detail and charming characters are hallmarks of the genre.
The new year started with the exciting news that actor-phenom Timothée Chalamet will play folk icon Bob Dylan in a biopic directed by James Mangold. The film supposedly will focus on Dylan’s transition from folk to rock music.
What makes a bad movie? When thinking about this question, I like to contemplate a variety of factors. I consider how bad the acting is, how underdeveloped story is, and how often the director disrespects the audience’s intelligence.
I also like to think about how true the movie is to its intended genre. Is the horror movie scary? Is the comedy funny? Sure, these are subjective standards. What I find funny, you may not and vice versa. However, I think the true test of how bad a movie is depends on how you react during the film. Are you constantly checking the time on your phone? Does it take multiple viewings to get through the movie?
In this World War I epic, Dean-Charles Chapman plays Lance Corporal Blake, who is motivated to reach his brother, a member of the second battalion that Blake must warn of an ambush. Chapman is a young actor, most recognizable from his role as Tommen Baratheon in “Game of Thrones.” Alongside Blake is his comrade Lance Corporal Schofield played by George MacKay, who gained fame from his role as Bo in “Captain Fantastic.”
The 2020 Oscar nominations were announced yesterday. All in all, I do not have too many qualms with the academy’s choices. My issue comes more so with the fact that the Oscars were moved up nearly a month, and the lack of consideration for movies to release before the Fall. Of the nine films nominated for best picture, only Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” opened before September.
The 2020 Best Picture Nominations are all fantastic movies. If any of them were in the category last year, they would have beat out "Green Book." Of the nine nominations for best picture, I have seen all but "Little Women." The following are my Best Picture rankings part one, numbers eight through five.
These were my four favorite Best Picture nominees. Having just watched the Oscars, I could not be happier that "Parasite" won for best picture. It was one of the most intelligent, well-rounded movies of the year, and I am glad Bong Joon Ho finally got an Oscar as well for Best Director.
In a thought-provoking montage, Joon-ho intertwines the two environments during a severe rainstorm. To the affluent Parks, the downpour is an aesthetic gift from mother nature—a soothing backdrop for sleep. At the same time, The Kim family must trek to their predominately underground home, only to find shoulder deep water has filled the space.
The big news coming out of the 92nd Oscars Ceremony this weekend was “Parasite” being the first non-English film to win Best Picture. The film also took home three more awards including Best Director for Bong Joon Ho, Best International Feature and Best Original Screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin-won.
The only person in the poster is the titular character—Joker. In this film, Joaquin Phoenix portrays the infamous supervillain. The creators of the poster intend on presenting a heroic character, but introduce an egotistical madman emerging from a broken city.