Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis

Film Awards Editor at Variety. I love the Oscars, Emmys, and general musings when people aren't being monsters.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Such little words spoken but so much is said with Christopher Nolan’s newest and most personal film, “Dunkirk.” With a career that has spanned such treats as “The Dark Knight,” “Inception,” and “The Prestige,” Nolan has found a way to tap into two different cultures with a story that speaks to both American and Europeans alike. It’s themes of survival and taking care of those who sacrifice is profoundly apparent and even more stirring. “Dunkirk” makes the point without preaching…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    Every once in a while, you can witness something that hits you at your very core. I’ve felt this very few times in my film loving career. I gazed in awe at the sight of dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, marveled witnessing the birth of the universe in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and now, I sit in sheer admiration and respect at the magic that is Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Nothing you have read, heard, or seen about…

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  • Life Itself

    Life Itself

    ★★★★★

    Roger Ebert meant so much to the entire film community and when it was announced that there would be a documentary about his life and struggle after cancer, nearly every cinema lover jumped at the opportunity. Ebert, as well as his wife Chaz, inspired millions with their love, story, and the simplicity of living life with films as the central focus. Life Itself by director Steve James is an intimate and respectful look into the life of a man who…