As a Korean film about class warfare, Parasite was the surprise hit this season (surprising because Americans are sometimes too lazy to read subtitles and because rich people who give awards are unlikely to want to confront the ills of their class). Directed by Bong Joon-ho, it’s nominated for Best Picture and Best International Feature. Now playing at the Manor Theatre, SouthSide Works Cinema, AMC Waterfront, MovieScoop Waterworks Cinema, and the Tull Family Theater.
A heartwarming story about a young boy in Nazi Germany with an imaginary friend named Hitler! Too bad his mom is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Taika Waititi, this thing is nominated for a bunch of awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress. Now playing at the Manor Theatre, AMC Waterfront, MovieScoop Waterworks Cinema, and the Tull Family Theater.
War — what is it good for? Award shows apparently! The Oscars love movies about war, especially 1917, about World War I, which was carefully filmed to make it look like the whole movie done in one shot. It’s nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Sam Mendes), Original Screenplay, among others. Now playing everywhere.
This is a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids-style film about four sisters who become small. Just kidding! This is the classic Louisa May Alcott story about sisters who grow up, in 19th-century New England. Directed by Greta Gerwig, this movie is perfect. Now playing everywhere.
They’re movies, but they’re short. Check out the documentaries, live-action, and animated films nominated in each category. Some are sad, some are touching, some will make you ask, “why is the world like this?” Now playing at the Harris Theater, the Tull Family Theater, and AMC Waterfront.
The evil clown man is back, with Joaquin Phoenix as the titular clown. Is this different from the previous clown movies? It’s certainly nominated for more awards (10 to be exact), which is especially impressive considering director Todd Phillips previously directed all three Hangover movies. Now playing at AMC Waterfront.
It’s hard to believe this Quentin Tarantino movie is the first time Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio have starred in a project together. They’ve both been heartthrobs for so long! DiCaprio plays a hotshot actor on the outs and Pitt is his bad-boy assistant/bodyguard/chauffeur. Sharon Tate is involved, as is the Manson family, as well as a whole bunch of other mid-century Hollywood shenanigans. It's nominated for basically everything. Now playing at AMC Waterfront and MovieScoop Waterworks Cinema.