Best Picture Profile: The Shape of Water

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on March 4th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night.

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Best Picture Profile: Phantom Thread

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on March 4th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night.

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Best Picture Profile: Lion

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on February 26th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. Enjoy!

I will not spend this whole profile objectifying Dev Patel. I am here to deliver the hard facts of award show prognostication. It just so happens that one of those facts is that Dev Patel is one of the most gorgeous humans ever nominated for an Oscar.

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Best Picture Profile: Hidden Figures

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on February 26th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. Enjoy!

Ladies and gents, meet this year’s dark horse. Continue reading

Best Picture Profile: Manchester by the Sea

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on February 26th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. Enjoy!

Are movies like Midnight in Paris “good” enough to wipe away the scandals of Woody Allen’s past? What about Hacksaw Ridge when it comes to Mel Gibson?

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Best Picture Profile: Arrival

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on February 26th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. Enjoy!

NON-SPOILER ALERT! I repeat, I will NOT be spoiling any of Arrival’s plot (expertly adapted from Ted Chiang’s short story by Eric Heisserer). I found that knowing as little as possible enhanced my viewing experience tremendously.
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Best Picture Profile: The Martian

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As we come closer to the Academy Awards, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the eight coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. Enjoy!

“Journey to the Unknown” is definitely an apt description of The Martian, which is, quite literally, a film about a man journeying into a hostile environment he understands but needs to learn to navigate. Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney, a botanist accidentally left behind and presumed dead on the surface of Mars, completely alone at a base camp previously occupied by his entire team.

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