Director Ladj Ly makes an attempt to provocatively ask “who’s in the right?” with the movie’s explosive ending, however Les Misérables ultimately pales in comparison to films which have explored the same themes much better, like Do the Right Thing and La Haine. Two motion pictures are harrowing documentaries about Syrian hospitals, two are based mostly on magazine articles. Three films revolve around impending matrimony, and one around divorce.
In the movie’s ultimate scene, Frankie Fane is on the Academy Awards, up for Best Actor. Sinatra”—Fane begins clapping psychotically, his face a masks of bewilderment, a GIF in every frame. A 1920’s actor is on the peak of his career, but whereas working on his latest movie, he finds himself falling in love with an ingenue, although he’s married. He is reluctant to cheat on his wife, and because the potential lovers comply with careers increasingly defined by the recognition of sound in movies, his star begins to fade while the ingenue’s rises. On a more somber note, during the in memoriam segment, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences acknowledged the late Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, who along together with his 13-12 months-old daughter, Gianna, and 7 others died in a helicopter crash in California on Jan. 26.
All the whereas, the movie visits in flashbacks the events that introduced Naoufel to this point — from the demise of his dad and mom in a car accident, to his failed work as a pizza delivery guy, to his infatuation with a stranger named Gabrielle (Victoire Du Bois). With its lyrical use of visible metaphors and blend of hand-drawn and laptop-generated art, I Lost My Body is like no other animated movie in competition — in the easiest way attainable.
Despite the considerably goofy name, the story is wildly authentic, advised from the perspective of a disembodied hand. At first, it isn’t fairly clear what happened to Naoufel (voiced by Hakim Faris); the film opens with a splash of his blood, after which we see his hand escaping from an ice field in what appears to be both a hospital or morgue. It quickly becomes clear that the hand is decided to get somewhere, and we, in flip, join it on its cross-Paris adventure.
Although I cannot tell you every little thing that went down in this bonkers movie (only that you don’t wish to cross a seagull), I can say it all looked nice. I only want the movie had gotten a nod for its sound design, too. The story follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), who, new to the police force in Montfermeil, is placed on patrol with Gwada (Djebril Zonga), a black officer who grew up within the neighborhood, and Chris (Alexis Manenti) who looks down on the “microbes” he’s tasked with defending.
He had already collected one Oscar before that, for Best Original Screenplay. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the eligibility guidelines have been changed for the 2021 Academy Awards. Movies which have had a steaming-solely release will be eligible for consideration. However, there’s a caveat — the movie must have been set to have a theatrical launch before lockdown measures compelled cinemas to shut.
hen Bong Joon-Ho went onstage to accept the Academy Award for Best International Film for Parasite at the 2020 Oscars, he thought his night time was carried out. “I am able to drink tonight until subsequent morning,” he stated gleefully.
However, the commemoration overlooked “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum Luke Perry, who died in March 2019, and Cameron Boyce, who died final summer. Every so often you get an “adult” film that sneaks into the Best Animated Oscar nominations; this yr, it’s France’s I Lost My Body (the movie is rated mature, with Common Sense Media recommending it to people ages 15 and up).
There are no less than eight brutal snubs (don’t fret Hustlers and The Farewell, I have not forgotten about you). And, in fact, there are the all-necessary 9 films competing for the title of Best Picture.