Earlier today the 91st Academy Awards nominees were announced, and to say they caused some conversation over on Twitter would be an understatement! We take a look back at our reviews for the 8 films nominated in the ‘Best Picture’ category this year, including Black Panther, The Favourite, Green Book, and Vice.
Click the film title to be taken to our full review, and leave your thoughts on this year’s Best Picture noms in the comments below! Which films would you swap out, and what would replace them?
Black Panther (★★★★)
“Black Panther is well-crafted in every sense of the word. Director Ryan Coogler continues to astound, and this may be the most beautiful Marvel movie made yet.”
“BlacKkKlansman is a film which is timely, relevant, and potent, the comedy and darkness expertly layered. It is scathing yet charming, hilarious yet horrifying, and its slow-burn tension is staged like a horror film, something which is appropriate given some of the subject matter.”
Bohemian Rhapsody (★★)
“Malek gives his undivided gusto, and the result is unforgettable. But for a man and a band that were so groundbreaking, so fixated on musical revolution, this is supremely cheap work.”
The Favourite (★★★★★)
“Wickedly funny and delectably dark, this is Lanthimos’ strongest film of his career, and one of the best films of the year. Go on, indulge yourselves!”
Green Book (★★★★½)
“Bolstered by incredible performances, wonderful chemistry, and thematic richness, Green Book is one of the best feel-good films you will see all year.”
“Visually striking, aurally immersive and emotionally captivating, ‘Roma’ is undoubtedly one of the finest films of the year and arguably Cuarón’s best film.”
A Star Is Born (★★★★★)
“Despite the pain and the many, many tears, this is a film that demands an immediate revisit as soon as the credits roll. Cooper has landed a masterpiece on his first go. You could say, a star is born.”
“Vice is not only a missed opportunity to make a valuable statement about the current political state we’re in, it believes it’s made a valuable statement. If you want to watch a film with a valuable statement, watch Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman. Don’t watch this. Vice isn’t worth your time.”