Post by StevePulaski on Feb 8, 2020 16:18:25 GMT -5
Oscar season has long been a special time for me, although each year, more and more scrutiny seems to enshroud the nominees and the accompanying ceremony. I think it's a good time to reiterate a belief I've long had: it's about the movies. Every year, many great films — some of the year's best — are given a mainstream platform and an opportunity to find their way into the public sphere. I'm elated that Parasite has received more recognition than I could've imagined when I gave it a four-star review last year and went on to name it my favorite film of 2019. I couldn't be happier for The Irishman and Marriage Story finding a larger audience via Netflix as opposed to belonging to an ever-growing list of great films that underperformed at the box office. And there are still several films (Harriet, Jojo Rabbit) I have yet to see. All in due time.