MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
(Nominated for 5 Golden Globes: Best Picture Drama, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Director)
Why? This is the most dark and depressing movie you’ll ever see in your life. Dark and depressing is fine, but there has to be a point. There is no point to this movie. Nothing happens. No one grows or learns from their tragedy. It is about half an hour too long and way too slow. The music doesn’t fit at all and is very distracting. The only thing good about this movie is the acting. Casey Affleck is excellent and deserves a nomination. Other than that, skip this one. There is no joy. No hope. No point.
(Nominated for 2 Golden Globes: Best Actor, Best Actress)
This is a dark and depressing movie done right. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are PHENOMENAL and should take all the acting awards this year. The film is based on a play and feels very much like one. It too is a slower film, but I was enthralled the entire time. It tragically depicts the harsh reality of life in the 1950’s for a working-class African-American family. I wouldn’t rush to see it in theaters unless you are an awards season junky like me, but it is definitely worth a rent. Very good.
(Nominated for 2 Golden Globes: Best Animated Film, Best Song)
Now I’m super conflicted about which movie should win Best Animated Film. This movie was wonderful. Adorable. Extremely sweet. Excellent for kids. Excellent for adults. I loved Moana and Finding Nemo, but this one is tough competition. Taron Egerton‘s voice is like a field of angels bathing in glitter and gold. The soundtrack is the perfect mix of modern and classic songs. It is funny and heartfelt and UGH. I LOVED IT! Go see it and take everyone with you.
(Nominated for nothing. Lol)
Once again I disagree with the critics. I’m not saying this movie should win a ton of awards, but I enjoyed it and I cried twenty buckets worth of tears. Will Smith gives another great performance. There are plenty of twists and it just wasn’t what I expected. I had heard negative things about the film, but never really watched a trailer or looked into it that much, so I really had no idea what I was getting into. It was a pleasant surprise and the entire theater was in tears and had great things to say about it. Call it a silly story if you want, but I thought it was sweet. Thumbs up from me!
Reviews coming soon: Lion, Jackie, Moonlight, Silence
Don’t forget to watch the Golden Globes this Sunday!