Movies to watch before the Oscars this Sunday

Okay, if you didn’t know, I try to watch all the Oscar nominated movies before the event. This year, I might actually win this thing!! I only have THE POST left to watch, and I will be set to watch and judge the Academy Awards like never before!

Here, the Oscars are a real party: we watch the redcarpet, comment on the dresses, the styles, the ceremony… You can see it on my Snapchat, if you are not already following me.

My friends and I also keep scores: you have to decide between the movies you think will win and the one you want to win. We don’t really win anything in the end, but that’s our tradition!

Oh, and we watch the gala with a replica of an Oscar besides the tv by the way..

So here are 5 nominated movies that caught my attention this year:

Thee Billboard outside Ebbing Missouri

With: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

Story: A mother rents three billboards to call attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder.

What I thought: Really good drama, Frances McDormand is amazing in this broken mother, trying to get her daughter’s case resolved. Also, Sam Rockwell is playing this racist, biased police officer so well, I hated him (the character) so much… very well played, my friend!

Nominated for: Best Picture / Best Actress in a leading role (Frances McDormand) / Best Actor in a supporting role (Woody Harrelson + Sam Rockwell) / Best original score / Best original screenplay / Best editing

Watch out for: Sam Rockwell’s nomination. REALLY!

Lady Bird

With: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf

Story: In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

What I thought: Interesting view of a teenager experimenting with friendship, love, sex and moving out of the nest. Her relation with her mother reminded me of my relation with my own mother, but I was not that extreme..

Nominated for: Best picture / Best actress in a leading role (Saoirse Ronan) / Best actress in a supporting role (Laurie Metcalf) / Best director (Greta Gerwig) / Best original screenplay

Watch out for: Greta Gerwig is the only female director nominated

 

 

I, Tonya

With: Margot Robbie (as Tonya Harding) and Allison Janney

Story: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

What I thought: I really, REALLY liked that movie. I litterally laughed out loud on couple occasions during this based on real events and interviews movie. I remember in 1994, when this saga happened: America’s sweetheart Nancy Kerrigan got hurt in training for the Olympics, and all the eyes turned to evil Tonya Harding. We heard so many times this story told by Kerrigan, it was nice to have Harding’s side for once.

Nominated for: Best Actress in a leading role (Margot Robbie) / Best actress in a supporting role (Allison Janney) / Best editing

Watch out for: After the movie, you have snippets of the real interviews which the movie was based on. HILARIOUS! When we realize how Tonya’s mom was “special”, how Allison Janney captured her in her character… priceless!

Get Out

With: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones

Story: It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

What I thought: Get Out is between horror, thriller and comedy. This extremely well made movie has several layers and the more you watch, the more you see. It was out last year, but I really hope people didn’t forget about it, because it deserves an award. Really, really good movie!

Nominated for: Best picture / Best actor in a leading role (Daniel Kaluuya) / Best director (Jordan Peele) / Best Screenplay

Watch out for: After watching the movie, go online and look for all the theories and things you might’ve missed!

Dunkirk

With: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance

Story: Evacuation of Allied soldiers from the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

What I thought: I usually don’t really like war movies. I really like that we alternate between three different periods of time (One week, One day and One hour before rescue) leading up to their encounter at the Channel off the coast of Dunkirk. I saw this one at the movies, and I was really into it. Another great project by Christopher Nolan.

Nominated for: Best editing / Best original score / Best sound editing / Best motion picture / Best director / Best achievement in cinematography / Best sound mixing / Best production design

 

 

Let me know which nominated movies did you prefer, by commenting below!

The Oscars will be televised this Sunday, March 4th.

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