By Thor Magnusson
2018 Best Picture Oscar Nominees Ranked From Worst to Best
2017 was groundbreaking for Hollywood and the film industry in several ways, slightly devastating, even – amongst the sex scandals and the rise of streaming as rival to cinemas, it was almost as if the precedent had been twisted in ways that will see much change in the coming year. But what about the quality of the movies themselves?
Happily, the film content was quite strong, with numerous interesting stories by strong directors who stepped up with individual voices, and most of them are reflected here in this list of nominees. Surely it wasn’t a watershed year in quality; big tentpole sequels are still the priority for studios, but the hunger for new and individual movies is beginning to subside ever so slightly.
It says a lot that amongst this list of nominees for the Best Picture Oscar there is not a single weak or lacking entry, something one would be hard pressed to say in the last several years. So without further adieu, let’s rank and examine those ‘Best Of’ for 2017, and in order of preference since all are high quality…
9. The Post
The combination of Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep is the sort of powerhouse combo that awards campaigners would chop off their right arm for (who can count how many golden statues and nominations those three share between them?) More surprising is that it while sits at the bottom of the list, it is by no means is it a weak movie – it’s just not as arresting or original as its competition. Although what it strives to do, it does very well.
Centred around the the Washington Post and their attempts to print the condemning Pentagon Papers, the film discusses the thematics
From:: Taste Of Cinema