Awards season is finally coming to a close this weekend with the 90th Annual Academy Awards. The voting has now concluded and we’ll know in just a few short days the winners of Hollywood’s biggest prize. Figured this would be one last time to put in my predictions for what will end up winning this year as well as discuss what should win in each category. Some of these are fairly easy to predict, but a couple of the major awards are more difficult to narrow down including Best Picture. “The Shape of Water” is going into the show with the most nominations, but can it go all the way? Can a genre film like “Get Out” win the big award? Will the backlash against “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” hurt its chances in some pivotal categories? Let’s dig in!
“The Shape of Water,” dir. Guillermo Del Toro
An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.
Sorry for the delay on this post, but let’s get ready to go down day 6! I got to catch Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman,” and finally Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water.”
“Pacific Rim” was one of the most fun films I had seen in the past several years. Guillermo Del Toro knew how to masterfully construct cheer-enducing action sequences featuring larger-than-life robots and monsters. It was truly a visual feast to watch, especially in the IMAX 3D format.
Well word just came from Del Toro himself that he is “working very, very hard with Zak Penn,” on the script for a sequel! Continue reading