Thursday, August 11, 2016

Oscar Watch: Moonlight (2016)

One of my most anticipated Oscar contenders is the film Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins and starring Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Naomie Harris, and Mahershalal Ali. I have to say, after watching this trailer, I have to say that I have a good reason to be excites because....WOW!!

This trailer is EVERYTHING!!! I adore the beautiful cinematography, the harmonious violinic score, the performances from its cast, just....AGH!!! I cannot even put into words just how excited I am for this!!! You can check out the trailer here.

I also have faith that this film could be this year's "little engine" that could. Nowadays, there is always a little film that makes a big Oscar impact like Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Whiplash, and last year's Room. Also, A24 Films is coming off of three Oscar wins: Best Actress for Brie Larson in Room, Amy for Best Documentary, and Ex Machina for Best Visual Effects, and the film is co-produced by both A24 Films and Plan B Entertainment which is Brad Pitt's production label. Pitt was able to get 12 Years A Slave, Selma, and The Big Short all into the Best Picture category with 12 Years A Slave winning the prize. So it has a lot of good things going for it. It'll be premiering at the Toronto and New York Film Festival in a few months. Another good sign since those two are usually pit stops for films with awards campaigns.

So this looks absolutely amazing and looks like something that could go all the way in awards season. It comes out on October 21st.

What do you guys think? Do you think it looks like a legitimate Oscar contender and do you think it looks like a great film in general? Please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!