I've been playing with the idea of creating a list of films I think you should watch this award season and decided to just go for it.
This doesn't mean I'm giving away my Oscars picks (don't want to ruin my chances of winning the Oscars pool), I just thought I'd share some of my favourite films this season. There are always so many to choose from. I start the list during festival season and add films that are getting a lot of buzz. As the nominations start rolling out, I start eliminating films from the list.
Here are some films that stood out to me:
Baby Driver - This film is epic! Maybe I feel that way because I went in with zero expectations - I mean, how good can a film with Jon Hamm be? I loved everything from the music to the non-stop action. It hasn't been winning in any of the major categories, but it's still part of award season.
The Disaster Artist - This film was well done. James Franco nails it as Tommy Wiseau. It's a story that I think a lot of creative people can relate to. Even if the film sucked, the press tour brought us pure gold aka Tommy Wiseau being Tommy Wiseau doing interviews.
Coco - Okay, don't judge me. Even though this is meant for children, I loved it. Every minute of it. The storyline is perfect for children and adults and the music gets you grooving and feeling things.
Darkest Hour - Give Gary Oldman an Oscar for this performance as Winston Churchill right now. Don't even bother announcing nominees. He deserves every Best Actor win he's received this season.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - I wasn't considering giving this one a watch until it started cleaning up at award shows such as the Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards. I know a lot of people aren't thrilled about this one winning, but I loved it. There are so many twists and Frances McDormand gives a stellar performance as a grieving mother seeking justice for the rape and murder of her daughter. You HAVE to watch this one.