Could writer-director Barry Jenkins have ever topped Moonlight, his Oscar-winning triumph, with his third film? If Beale Street Could Talk, which adapts James Baldwin's cult 1974 novel, comes close.
Yorgos Lanthimos has almost certainly watched, and re-watched, Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. A profoundly cynical view of human nature? A cast of grasping social climbers, and a study of the ever-shifting (and cyclical) balance of power? That's not to mention the aesthetic touches.
The annual announcement of the Best Original Score nominations at the Academy Awards aren't without controversy. Some films are unfairly overlooked, some are puzzling by their inclusion. With room for only five we'll always be disappointed, but could I argue that there's a weak link in this year's nominations? Running the gamut from Zimmeresque bombast... Continue Reading →