TL;DR – Today we run through the 2019 Oscars Nominees to predict who we think will win
Today is Oscars day and in a couple of hours,
we will know all the winners in what has been one of the more fraught Oscar
campaigns that I have personally seen. But as we prepare for the night of
glitz, glamour, and maybe not having an
awkward opening monologue that still has to live in Hugh Jackman’s shadow, I
thought I would take a moment to look at the nominees to give our views as to
who we think will win.
There are many techniques you can use to help build
your world, or ground your setting, or give dimensions to your characters. You
can use music, you can create elaborate sets, but one of the best ways is the costumes
People make instant judgments about a character within moments on the screen
and the outfits are a really important part of that first impression. More than
this, you can also use costumes as a way for storytelling, what do they say
about this world, what do they say about how a character is progressing.
Costumes can build worlds, tell us details we can only see, but also they can
just make us say ‘hot damn’ look at that beading on that dress, that must have
taken hours to do. So without further ado, these are the costumes
that made us say ‘hot damn’ in 2018. Be warned that there may be some slight
spoilers ahead for the films in question.
TL;DR – At times funny, at times perplexing, and at times very dark, it explores the world of immense power and those who want to obtain it, and the damage that can do.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
We live in a world where thanks to technology we can explore galaxies far away,
to fantasies imagined in every which way, but sometimes reality can be stranger
than anything we can muster. Today we are exploring a film that is set around
the power politics of last years of the House of Stuart as different people
position themselves in an ever-shifting
world. This would be interesting enough in itself, but in both a less and in
some cases more dramatic way this is what really happened (or at least what was
alleged to have happened) in real life. It is a snapshot of absolute power, but also of sadness, and