Howdy everyone! It’s been a minute but with the Oscars this weekend I’d figure I throw some predictions your way with some quickie reviews.
I apologize for not having a new column up sooner, no excuses. If things go my way, my columns may be fewer because I just applied to go to online college and if I get in, might not be able to write as much, but will do my best to be better about writing.
Two Line Oscar Movie Reviews:
The Gentleman – Typical Guy Ritchie movie with a twist – an American protagonist – but he’s done better. Wait to watch it at home.
Just Mercy – True story about a lawyer attempting to free a man convicted of murder. Great performances if a little long, See It In Theaters.
Bombshell – True story about the Fox News sexual harassment scandal filled with great performances done in the vein of Vice from last year. Well done and worth seeing in theaters.
1917 – War movie about 2 English soldiers attempting to deliver an order to another division. Magnificent film – See It Now.
Jumanji: The Next Level – Fun movie to just see and chill out from the world. Worth Seeing In Theaters.
Little Women – Every actress was great but needed to be slightly more streamlined IMO. Still worth Seeing In Theaters.
A Hidden Life – Film about a man refusal to declare loyalty to Hitler and the consequences he faced. Too long and artsy for my taste, wait to See It At home.
Uncut Gems – A jeweler keeps chasing a big score. Starts slow ends hot, worth Seeing In Theaters.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – It’s Star Wars. See It Now.
Waves – A teenager makes a fateful decision in the 1st half and his sister reacts to the consequences in the 2nd half. Worth Seeing In Theaters
Richard Jewell – True story about alleged Atlanta Olympic Park Bomber and him dealing with the aftermath. Strong performances throughout, Worth Seeing In Theaters.
Dark Waters – True story about a lawyer seeking restitution from DuPont Chemicals for poisoning a communities water. Excellent movie, See It Now.
Honey Boy – A semiautobiographical look at Shia LaBeouf’s written by LaBeouf. LeBeouf is excellent as a version of his own dad, and Noah Jupe as a younger version of LeBouf, See It In Theaters.
Man I’m tired. ::deep breath::
Nothing in depth, but I’m predict the winner and who I’d vote for it my voted counted in parenthesis ( ) if it differs from my prediction.
- Best Picture – 1917 (Ford v Ferrari) Parasite
- Best Director – Sam Mendes, 1917 Boong Jun-ho Parasite
- Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
- Best Actress – Renee Zellweger, Judy
- Best Supporting Actor – Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
- Best Supporting Actress – Laura Dern, Marriage Story (Scarlett Johansson, JoJo Rabbit)
The 2020 Oscar Nominees
- Best Original Screenplay – Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
- Best Adapted Screenplay – Taiki Waititi, JoJo Rabbit
- Best Animated Feature – Toy Story 4
- Best International Feature – Parasite
- Best Documentary Feature – American Factory
- Best Documentary, Short Subject – Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl)
- Best Animated Short Film – Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
- Best Live Action Short – The Neighbors’ Window
- Best Original Score – Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
- Best Original Song – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, from Rocketman, by Elton John
- Best Sound Editing – Oliver Tarney & Rachael Tate, 1917 Ford vs Ferrari
- Best Sound Mixing – Mark Taylor & Stuart Wilson, 1917
- Best Production Design – Lee Ha-jun & Cho Won-woo, Parasite Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins, 1917
- Best Makeup & Hairstyling – Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, & Vivian Baker, Bombshell
- Best Costume Design – Mayes C. Rubeo, JoJo Rabbit Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- Best Visual Effects – Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Elliot Newman, The Lion King 1917
- Best Film Editing – Yang Jin-mo, Parasite Ford vs Ferrari
Finally at Oscars 2020
Hoping for Ford v Ferrari to win something, anything! Spoil my predictions F v F!! I’ll be online on twitter @OwenTheTonk on Oscar night, see y’all then!