|"Why are those films winning our Fistis?"|
What a great year for film. I’m wrapping up my personal awards for the year, and while I’ll have no time to actually get them posted before I leave for vacation, I wanted to leave you with some thoughts on the year that was and Oscar’s Best Picture lineup (as well as my Fisti lineup). As I said, this was an astonishing year for film all around, and Oscar’s lineup is refreshingly reflective of that richness. I don’t love all five films nominated by Oscar, but I appreciate that they are really diverse, cover a wide range of genres and showcase how incredible the year was, overall.
So let’s take the list one by one; and I’ll go ahead and rank them: