For those of you interested in a deeper dive, here are supplemental materials for the films on my top-10 list.
I definitely don’t understand how Greta Gerwig didn’t get an Oscar nomination for Best Director. She certainly deserved one.
Below is a clip of a key scene in the film. (This comes with a SPOILER ALERT for those who have not yet seen Marriage Story.) Can you imagine having to do multiple takes of a scene like this? I know it’s called “acting,” but something this emotionally raw would have to take something out of you. I know I felt wrung out just watching it.
I saw 1917 again recently, this time on an IMAX screen, and was even more impressed. While I still don’t think it’s the best of last year’s features, I won’t have a problem if it wins the Best Picture Academy Award.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Previously posted supplemental materials for this film can be accessed here.
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
That’s all for now. Best Documentaries and Best TV yet to come. — Ted Hicks