There are three movies that I've seen within the last week that I'll share. One was beautiful, one was thought-provoking, the other was a waste of time.
Beautiful - "The Shape of Water"
Guillermo del Toro really knows how to tell a story that feels like a classic movie. It's mostly a love story between a woman and a merman creature. You are definitely expected to suspend disbelief there. It's a creative story that not many people could pull off and technically it's about as perfect as it gets. Definite Oscar nods for this one.
Thought Provoking - "Ladybird"
Directorial debut from Greta Gerwig. I've seen her act in a few things, enough to remember her name. I had never heard of this movie until it was all over entertainment news that it received a near perfect score from most critics. I agree with most of them that Ladybird has a lot to offer. There are a lot of relatable characters and leaves you thinking about choices you've made over the years. I love a movie that sticks with you a couple days after. Definite Oscar nods here too
Waste of Time - "I, Tonya"
Maybe that's a bit harsh. There are some things to like; Margot Robbie's performance, the camerawork, and the makeup artists are all amazing. Everything else seemed like a failed attempt or just plain unappealing. Most of the characters are unlikable and try to play that angle for laughs. It mostly comes off as a bad joke that may have been funny if it were well written. One aspect I do appreciate is understanding the whole story better and who Tonya Harding is and could have been.