2022 OSCAR PREDICTIONS
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Review: Steven Spielberg Gets Lost in His Own Mythology with “The Fabelmans”

The newest hottest trend for directors is self-reflection. Roma, Belfast, and Armageddon Time are recent examples of filmmakers looking at their past and deeming it worthy of the filmgoing audience. Steven Spielberg is up next with The Fabelmans, an overly-long but watchable film that is surprisingly messy for one of cinema’s cleanest filmmakers.

Review: “Good Night Oppy” is Charming NASA Propaganda

Sweetly conceived, Ryan White’s documentary Good Night Oppy is a loving ode to the personification of technology. It might not tread any new ground, but the film can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.

The Refreshingly Modern Marriages of “She Said”

There are plenty of things to like about Maria Schrader’s She Said, but one of the most impressive things is the relationships of the main characters. So many heavy, important things happen in the film, the marriages of Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) gets lost in the shuffle. It’s so rare, it’s almost revolutionary. It shouldn’t be ignored

Oscar Blindspots: Spirited Away

Inventive and magical, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away is an animated classic for a reason. Filled with beautiful imagery and resonating themes, the film’s reputation as one of the best animated films of all time is well founded.

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