On January 7th, 2018, the 75th Annual Golden Globe® Awards will honour the best in film and television from 2017. With only a few days left until the big night, we thought we’d share a list of 10 films leading the race.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, a film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.
It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a 17- year-old young man, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel).
Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor , and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights.
While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart.
One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24 year-old American college graduate student working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father.
Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Click Here…
Movie Review: Based on a novel by André Aciman, “Call Me By Your Name” is a visually stunning coming-of-age story that boasts a star-making performance by Chalamet. Working from a screenplay by James Ivory, director Luca Guadagnino (“A Bigger Splash”) brilliantly evokes a simmering atmosphere of pent-up desire.“Call Me By Your Name” is perhaps best remembered as a showcase for Stuhlbarg, who delivers a poignantly beautiful monologue that eclipses everything else in the film. ~ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk.
The film depicts the dramatic and true story of the Dunkirk evacuations from a war torn beach and harbour in France, following the seemingly doomed plight of allied soldiers in World War II.
As the enemy forces close in it seems the troops have nowhere to go, but help is at hand and a fierce battle ensues.At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. Watch This Movie Here…
Movie Review: With “Dunkirk,” Nolan has made what may be the first V.R. movie—one that does its best to put viewers literally into the position of combatants and participants in the Dunkirk rescue, as if viewers were meant to fill in the blanks of the characters’ inner lives with their own and imagine themselves to be fighting the Second World War for the very preservation of Great Britain. “Dunkirk” seems, rather, like one of the self-censoring exhortations of wartime itself. Nolan’s sense of memory and of history is as flattened-out and untroubled as his sense of psychology and of character. ~ New Yorker
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.
The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.
The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light. Watch This Movie…
Movie Review: “The Post” was made for this moment, in more ways than one. Not only does Steven Spielberg’s crisp retelling of the Pentagon Papers story call attention to urnalism’s highest calling, but Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham’s heroic stand — having been thrust into that position — is a stirring portrait of courage during feminism’s pre-Roe v. Wade era. With Meryl Streep at her best (which is saying something) as Graham, and Tom Hanks cast as the Post’s colorful editor Ben Bradlee (described as a “pirate” by one board member), “The Post” certainly doesn’t lack for star power. But its assets, and significance, go well beyond the showier roles, capturing a newspaper — still on the cusp of greatness — that stood up to a corrupt administration, which included putting journalism ahead of its business nterests, as quaint as that sounds. ~ CNN.com
From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.
In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.
Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones. Watch Now Here…
Movie Review: “The Shape of Water” is director Guillermo del Toro’s finest film, a lovely, empathetic tribute to Old Hollywood, monster movies, outsiders and love that could only come from the mind of the visionary filmmaker. And “The Shape of Water” is a marvelous movie, an adult fairy tale swimming in truths about racism, homophobia and the fear of the unknown. Del Toro conducts it like a symphony, and his work is touching and compassionate in ways that will surprise viewers. It’s one of the year’s most enchanting films. ~ Detroit News
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police.
When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated. Click Here For Movie…
Movie Review: In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the astounding new movie by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), McDormand plays a grieving mother who takes matters into her own hands. The movie is one of the angriest films in recent memory. Yet it has moments of unlikely ( yet hilarious ) comedy and sincere tenderness, along with acts of nearly unwatchable violence. ~ Women’s Voices for Change
When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. Watch Here This Film…
Movie Review: Funny — sometimes brutally — and surprisingly touching, it works whether you’ve seen the source material or not, though there are plentiful shout-outs to die-hard fans. “The Disaster Artist” is also an ode to friendship, and Franco enlists his little brother Dave to play Greg Sestero, who partnered with Wiseau to make “The Room.” ~ New York Post
Rose Armitage is taking her boyfriend, Chris Washington, to meet her parents for the first time. He’s a bit uneasy about how they’ll treat him, as they’re white and he’s black.
However, her parents turn out to be unfazed and everything seems to be going fine. Chris then starts to notice some weird behavioral traits with the African American staff at the house.
The Armitages then throw a huge party and Chris ends up in some awkward conversations with the guests. He initially just puts it down to the racial difference, but then the guests’, and Armitages’, motives start to appear more sinister. Online Available Here…
Movie Review: Peele succeeds where sometimes even more experienced filmmakers fail: He’s made an agile entertainment whose social and cultural observations are woven so tightly into the fabric that you’re laughing even as you’re thinking, and vice-versa. Even though all self-proclaimed progressive people like to think we’re comfortable talking about racial divisions in America, we’re really not. And that’s what makes Get Out—in addition to being an unsettling, and occasionally very funny, thriller—pretty close to a work of genius. ~ TIME Magazine
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Watch Movie Here…
Movie Review: P.T. Barnum always has been regarded as a great entrepreneur and show business pioneer who saw things no one else did, perhaps realizing the business was just one big circus. The new musical The Greatest Showman avoids the pitfalls of typical biopics to become more of a fantasia of song and dance, a joyous exercise in pure entertainment that is made for the holiday crowd. Hugh Jackman fronts a lively family musical as PT Barnum, a role he was born to play. Terrific Pasek and Paul songs light up the screen with a holiday treat. It is worth catching if you care about original movie musicals at all. No, it is not La La Land, but it is not meant to be and it fits the bill nicely for 2017. Barnum himself would have loved the tribute. ~ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.
Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Purchase This Movie From Here…
Movie Review: Gillespie’s insistence on comedy in place of what’s largely missing from the film – perspective, pathos – falsely energizes the story. It’s sped up but feels hollow. A spinning compass whose needle is about to snap. In some ways, maybe I, Tonya is exactly a movie of our times. We’ve been forced to calibrate ourselves toward extremes instead of considering what’s more nuanced, thoughtful and complicated. We go the movies and laugh, because everyone else is laughing or because laughing is, it’s worth wondering, one way of expressing total confusion. Discomfort. The dissociative panic of not understanding what’s going on and how to stop it from continuing on. ~ Globe and Mail
Christine “Lady Bird” MacPherson is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks.” She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school.
LADY BIRD follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college. Watch Online Here…
Movie Review: Lady Bird is a brilliant little movie that deals with ideas both big and small. But, most powerful is the relationship between Lady Bird and Marion. It is harsh and funny and sometimes hard to watch. But it is undeniably and eternally there…Lady Bird is very special and it’s wonderfully entertaining. ~ Women’s Voices for Change