Tag: Oscar Bait

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Oscars 2019 – Thoughts, Hopes & Dreams

I’m quite sure the world is waiting with baited breath to hear what I have to say about this year’s Oscars and who I think should win. So as is traditional, here are my hopes vs. what will probably happen.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. Starring: KiKi Layne • Stephan James • Regina King • Brian Tyree Henry • Dave Franco TW: Sexual Assault Honestly, if Beale Street could talk I don’t think it would because it would be too busy snoozing … Read More If Beale Street Could Talk

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) *Minor spoilers* Things aren’t going great for Lee Israel. Once a lauded writer, her last book – a biography of Estée Lauder – has been a commercial and critical flop. Her agent is avoiding her calls, she’s behind on her rent and she’s just been let go from her job. Struggling to stay afloat and keep her sick … Read More Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Green Book

Green Book (2018) While there aren’t really many surprises here, certainly in terms of structure (we’ve all seen this narrative before: two very different people are thrown together and gradually, against all odds, become firm friends). I don’t care about that if it’s done well and boy is this done well. You get the impression, and I’ve read a few things to this effect, … Read More Green Book

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince (2018) IMDB Synopsis The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor. This is clearly a passion project and it is good but there’s something about it that didn’t stick as much as I’d expected … Read More The Happy Prince