Its future setting is an empty pretext for a banally convoluted and sentimentalized show of emotional restoration.
Pose is a compassionate consideration of gender in relation to matters of race, sexuality, and class.
The triumph of Disobedience is how the performances and style exteriorize the interior worlds of the characters.
Its simple but valuable moral lesson finds comfortable enough expression in an aesthetic that’s banal but consistent.
Complicating Sophie Turner’s character would have allowed the film to feel as if it had more on its mind than pulling the rug out from under us.
This is a complete list of our predicted winners at the 2018 Academy Awards with links to individual articles.
The tea leaves tell us that this is a more unpredictable Oscar race than most people are perhaps willing to admit.
It’s easy to imagine AMPAS voters watching Icarus and collectively sighing with relief that it’s actually possible for Russia’s hubris to get its just deserts.
Baby Driver rolls up to the Oscar party as a serious threat in both sound categories, though perhaps less so in this category that tends to favor films that are also best picture nominees.
The surprising snub of Fatih Akin’s Golden Globe-winning In the Fade was supposed to make calling the foreign language Oscar much easier.
Best achievement in cinematography has emerged as the Oscar category most likely to offend Film Twitter when its winner is announced.
It’s difficult to imagine AMPAS not wanting to give Andy Serkis’s swan song as Caesar a pat on the head for a job well done across the new Planet of the Apes trilogy.
This honest but warmly sentimental, observational film looks just as beautiful on home video as it does on a big screen.
Sometimes an Oscar victory lap begins as early as the first time a future legend loses out on an Oscar, and then another, and then another.
Red Sparrow never gives fateful or conspicuous weight to all the breadcrumbs that point toward its long game.
Guillermo del Toro is a profoundly gifted formalist with a uniquely perverse obsession with the binaries that separate us as human beings.
The only viable contenders for the animated feature Oscar are two films populated by those who our boss baby in chief is committed to keeping out of the U.S.
Throughout the awards season, Frances McDormand, like Sam Rockwell, has remained impervious to the controversy whirling around Three Billboards.
This short category’s best nominee, Heroin(e), is nowhere near as cloying as its title would appear to imply.
Our gurus of gold are in agreement that Garden Party has set a new bar for photorealism in animation.