The Oscar Project
I hope everyone enjoyed my first week of posts last week. If you missed any of them, they are all linked below and I will continue to add links for the remaining posts as I lead up to the end of the year.
Today I’m bringing you numbers 9 and 10 on this list, with two more each day throughout the week.
This feels like a definite cheat because the film was only released on a VERY limited basis in 2021 with the majority of its theatrical run coming this year, but the official release date was December 17, 2021, so I’ll go with that.
As anyone who reads my posts regularly knows, I am not a huge fan of musicals, unless done a certain way. I did enjoy the version of Les Misérables from 2012 and also enjoyed last year’s tick, tick… BOOM!, but this one didn’t work for me. However, it still ends up on my top 10 list because of the other aspects of the film. The costumes are amazing, the choreography is stunning, and the visuals in the film are beautiful. For those elements, I it enough to land it here.
9: Deadpool 2
Coming in at number nine on my list is the sequel to the 2016 film Deadpool. I had seen the first one previously, but for whatever reason had never gotten to the second one. I’d seen a few clips, but never the entire film.
This was one of the cases where the sequel lived up to the hype of the original. Ryan Reynolds is perfect as Deadpool, and the new storyline took things in a fresh direction. I looked at both of the Deadpool films after the announcement of the upcoming Deadpool 3 that will be released in 2024 (hopefully). I’m excited to see the character back on the big screen and rest assured that I won’t be waiting four years before going to the new film!
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?