Here is the scoop: 2019 was my favorite year in film of the decade. However, now we must look on to a new decade in film. Based on what I have seen there are some exciting releases this year. It was difficult to pick just three, but here are a few of the movies that I am looking forward to most.
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.
Alison Brie delivers her best role as Sarah in this psychological drama. Although the film does not always land, the last thirty minutes are quite an experience and worth the wait. I had a difficult time connecting with this movie, Brie is one of the only sympathetic people whereas everyone around here besides Molly Shannon's character is quite terrible. For a movie that was an hour and forty minutes, it crawled through that run time. This movie will not be for everyone, however, I am sure it will find a quirky audience.
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.
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 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.
There are pine groves in Minnesota, spinifex in Australia, and Dawn Redwood in China. A forest, broadly defined as a landscape dominated by trees, can look very different depending on what part of the world you are standing in.
Recent decades have brought about an increase in wildfires across the western United States. These fires, which have created dangerous situations for people and animals, are drastically altering the landscape of the country. Between 60,000 and 80,000 wildfires occur annually around the world, burning 3 million to 10 million acres of land depending on the year.
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 Aichi Biodiversity Targets were meant to craft a roadmap towards establishing an “enriching society in harmony with nature.” Unfortunately, even though the strategy was set to expire this year, little action has been taken to meet the targets described by the agreement.