Best Supporting Actor.
Make it happen.
(if you didn't see this on the big screen - I'm sorry for your loss)
If feel-good, sports dramas are your thing - you absolutely cannot miss King Richard. The praise for its heart and performances is well deserved. Is it something you've never seen before? Not really, and the 2hr 24min runtime is a bit much. But, it's a really solid film within its sub-genre though, and I totally get why audiences are responding so well to it. Will Smith might actually win his Oscar here.
This movie is 3 hours long and you feel it.... but once you get on the same wavelength with it - it doesn't really matter because it just pulls you in. Yes, it's slow, and it's the type of film you have to be patient with, but if you're interested in a subtle drama that explores pain and relationships - it will be very satisfying.
When I first saw the trailer for Finch I was pretty underwhelmed - it just didn't grab me, and that's coming from someone who will watch post-apocalyptic sci-fi any day of the week. I even liked Chappie! But seeing Miguel Sapochnik's name attached piqued my interest, as he has directed some of of my favorite episodes of Game of Thrones. I also thought to myself "surely, Tom Hanks picked an interesting script, I mean, right?"
No. And I know…
Amazing psychological thriller aside, I kind of need the vibrant textures, patterns, and colors of the past that are all over this film to make a comeback. The minimalist, neutral aesthetic in modern fashion and decor has been around for far too long and it's booooring.
Also, Mia Farrow is just too damn adorable!