Popcorn February – The Movie Guide
The final month before the Oscars! So get ready for another month full of great movies, incredible performances and exquisite storytelling! I know, I know, 6 movies again?! Just don’t forget the popcorn, when you go see them. 🙂
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Phantom Thread – 1 February
Based on the trailer this film seems to be ideal for someone who fancies beautiful dresses and likes love stories, because the story is about an imaginary fashion designer finally finding his muse, a young, strong-willed woman. The dressmaker is played by the one and only three time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, who is said to retire after this role. Enjoy his one of a kind acting one last time!
The film is nominated for 6 Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards. (Official trailer)
I, Tonya – 1 February
I, Tonya is a black comedy based on the notorious story of American competitive figure skater Tonya Harding. Despite a difficult childhood and an abusive relationship, she wants to prove to the world that she is worth it. The acting is superb with actors such as Margot Robbie, Allison Janney and Sebastian Stan as the main characters. The trailer promises a crazy roller-coaster ride, and you should get tickets.
The film is nominated for 3 Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards. (Official trailer)
Call Me By Your Name – 8 February
This movie is based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman and plays in Northern Italy in 1983. It tells the sensual tale about feelings that awake between two young men, while spending their summer together in an enthralling landscape. The director, Luca Guadagnino, himself is Italian and the main actors in the film are Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The film is nominated for 4 Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards. (Official trailer)
Black Panther – 15 February
The only film which has not been nominated for an Oscar on this list (it will be released in 2018 in the USA, unlike the rest), but will be judged at the beginning of 2019, and who knows? It does seem to hit the right spots, just as Wonder Woman did last year. The movie is the next one in the Marvel universe about Wakanda, an African nation now in turmoil because of successional conflicts. Among many, Oscar-winning actors such as Lupita Nyong’o and Forest Whitaker are in the movie. (Official trailer)
The Shape of Water – 22 February
This film is a fable of a lonely mute janitor bonding with an amphibious creature, which is held at a top secret research facility. We are in the 1960s in Baltimore, deep within the Cold war with an implausible group fighting for the life of monster: just another Guillermo del Toro movie. Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins were all nominated for an Oscar for their performance.
The film is nominated for 13 Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards. (Official trailer)
The Post – 22 February
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks – can we already call this the perfect movie? On a more serious note, this is the story about the fight between the government and the Washington Post: its first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor, to publish information on the Vietnam War and decades of cover-ups. How will they be able to save America’s democratic ideals?
The film is nominated for 2 Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards. (Official trailer)