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Best Picture Breakdown: 1917

Best Picture Breakdown: 1917

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2020

1917, a film directed, co-written, and produced by Sam Mendes, follows the journey of two ordinary British Army soldiers who are given an extraordinary task: deliver a message through a war zone to a British colonel that will save the lives of 1,600 men. Included among those 1,600 is the brother of one o...

Best Picture Breakdown: Joker, The Irishman, Parasite, and Little Women

Best Picture Breakdown: Joker, The Irishman, Parasite, and Little Women

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

February 8, 2020

Joker Joker is the black horse of this year’s Best Picture nominees. It’s a pastiche of '70s and '80s Martin Scorsese films starring one of the most iconic comic book villains – the Joker. Its inclusion is particularly controversial among “cinephiles” who think it’s an unintelligent fil...

Best Picture Breakdown: Ford v. Ferrari, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Picture Breakdown: Ford v. Ferrari, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Addison Scufsa, A&E Editor

February 8, 2020

Ford v. Ferrari Ford v. Ferrari is quite the racing movie. It's a big budget film with some of the biggest actors in Hollywood including the likes of Matt Damon and Christian Bale detailing an epic battle between foriegn and domestic companies at Le Mans. Basically, it has all the makings of a best...

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