The Academy Awards have found their permanent homes, at least for 2018, and if you haven’t seen those movies, you have to stop what you’re doing and start watching those. All the nominated movies are stunning, focusing on the hot topics of the year: social justice (or the lack of it), the struggles of the teenage life and war.
Below are some of the nominated movies you have to see this weekend.
The Shape of Water
If you like the fantasy world pictured by Guillermo del Toro in almost all his movies, then The Shape of Water is one of those movies for which you want to find some time to watch; you can find a good essay writing service online and forget about your week-end school projects. The tale of a secret research facility janitor that falls in love with a fantasy-world creature is more than what it seems at a first glance. The connection that is slowly developing between the amphibious creature and the lonely, mute janitor, played by Sally Hawkins, takes an unexpected turn when the mute cleaning lady steals the creature to heal it and release it back into the ocean. The movie had 13 Academy Awards nominations and is the winner of four of those, including the Best Picture Award and the Best Director Award.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
After losing her daughter, a grieving mother (portrayed by Frances McDormand) is challenging the local authorities and pressuring them into solving her daughter’s murder case. In a tragic yet somehow comic approach, the events that start with the mother renting Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and painting those with aggressive messages directed towards the local police department. The movie director Martin McDonagh lets the situation exacerbate between the grieving mother and the academy award nominee Woody Harrelson (which portraits the chief of the local police department) in a painful, comic and ultimately incredibly humane manner. The incredible performance of Frances McDormand secured her the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Award.
Get Out is certainly one of those surprise winners of the Academy Awards. Or maybe not, given the hot, controversial topic around which the narration is developing. When Chris Washington, a man of color, is finally going to meet the parents of his partner, an aching paranoia that her parents may be a little traditional and against mixed-race relationships makes place in his mind. And not too long after reaching the upper-middle class residence of his girlfriend’s parents, he realizes that his fears are, in fact, well-founded. The dark comedy that ends up resembling a psychological thriller at some points, secured the Best Screenplay award for Jordan Peele. The audience loved it equally, as the movie scored 87 points out of 100 at Metacritic.
This is our top three movies that you certainly have to see if you haven’t already. The movies blend comedy and drama, a humane view on inhumane behaviors, a spot on the today’s society’s faults and issues.