- BLACKkKLANSMAN Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott
- CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
- FIRST MAN Josh Singer
- IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Barry Jenkins
- A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth
- BlackKklansman (Lee, Rabinowitz, Wachtel, Wilmott) – Turning an unbelievable true story into such an engaging and believable piece of work is hard enough, but managing to bring so many laughs to such a difficult subject is a triumph on its own.
The BAFTA Winner
|A Star is Born
|A worthy remake that grew on me as it went. Both lead roles were played very well and the songs were good, but I didn't buy some of the emotional bits and the British manager was just awful.
|Despite its wewighty subject matter Spike Lee has crafted an engaging film that works as both history and entertainment.
|As funny as it is powerful, as thrilling as it is harrowing, Spike Lee's film delivers an incredibly strong message in the most entertaining way possible, with an ending that is both shocking and necessary. A film the whole world should see.
|Can You Ever Forgive Me?
|True story of a down on her luck author who forges literary correspondence to make ends meet. I can't agree with Oscar nominations for McCarthy or Grant, but it is a nice film that has enough humour without becoming the kind of farce both are usually in.
|A wonderful biopic that is clearly about the man and not the mission. Don't expect lots of glory shots of rockets or planets, just a man and his single minded ambition.
|If Beale Street Could Tak
|I haven't read the book, but this felt like an important story of love and an inherently racist police force/legal system. However the overly dramatic romance scenes and arty incidental shots lessen the impact of the actual drama.