Tag Archives: Alfonso Cuarón

Oscars 2019: My Final Predictions

Click to see my final ballot predictions for next Sunday’s Oscars.

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Cuarón, Jenkins, and Chazelle

Oscars luck this year didn’t hold out for everyone. Cuarón dominates and Jenkins got another screenplay nom, but Chazelle’s biopic of Neil Armstrong ran out of fuel. Awards excitement makes it easy to overlook interesting work, especially when we elevate a movie’s chances of winning over conversations against its originality. These are not your typical Oscar bait movies; each is a beautiful, highly personal movie worth watching.

GRAVITY

Watch the beautiful shot of Sandra Bullock looking to Earth like the Starchild in 2001: A Space Odyssey (see below). Gravity let me wonder if this is how first-time audiences saw 2001 or Star Wars. The technology really is something in 3D. It’s the second time I felt the $3 surcharge was absolutely justified (the first was Life of Pi). Alfonso Cuarón’s view […]