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76%  Winner:   Green Book  130 min,  PG-13,  [Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music]  [Peter Farrelly]  [16 Nov 2018]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDb Reviews: 82%,   Rotten Tomatoes: 78%,   Metacritic: 69%,   External Reviews
Awards:  Won 3 Oscars. Another 52 wins & 104 nominations.
Actors:  Linda Cardellini, Mahershala Ali, Sebastian Maniscalco, Viggo Mortensen
Writer:  Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
External Links:  Rotten Tomatoes  IMDb     Language:  English, Italian, Russian, German    Country:  USA
Plot:  A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Rotten Tomatoes:   When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
85%  Nominee:   A Star Is Born  136 min,  R,  [Drama, Music, Romance]  [Bradley Cooper]  [05 Oct 2018]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDb Reviews: 77%,   Rotten Tomatoes: 90%,   Metacritic: 88%,   External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Andrew Dice Clay, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott
Writer:  Eric Roth (screenplay by), Bradley Cooper (screenplay by), Will Fetters (screenplay by), Moss Hart (based on the 1954 screenplay by), John Gregory Dunne (based on the 1976 screenplay by), Joan Didion (based on the 1976 screenplay by), Frank Pierson (based on the 1976 screenplay by), William A. Wellman (based on a story by), Robert Carson (based on a story by)
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Plot:  Jackson Maine (Cooper), a country music star on the brink of decline, discovers a talented unknown named Ally (Germanotta). As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jackson coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally's career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.
Rotten Tomatoes:   In "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper ("American Sniper," "American Hustle," "Silver Linings Playbook"), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.
84%  Nominee:   BlacKkKlansman  135 min,  R,  [Biography, Crime, Drama]  [Spike Lee]  [10 Aug 2018]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDb Reviews: 75%,   Rotten Tomatoes: 96%,   Metacritic: 83%,   External Reviews
Actors:  Adam Driver, Alec Baldwin, Isiah Whitlock Jr., John David Washington, Laura Harrier, Robert John Burke
Writer:  Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, Ron Stallworth (based on the book by)
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Plot:  Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Rotten Tomatoes:   From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award (R) winning Get Out.
85%  Nominee:   Black Panther  134 min,  PG-13,  [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]  [Ryan Coogler]  [16 Feb 2018]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDb Reviews: 73%,   Rotten Tomatoes: 96%,   Metacritic: 88%,   External Reviews
Awards:  Won 3 Oscars. Another 109 wins & 265 nominations.
Actors:  Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan
Writer:  Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel Comics by)
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Plot:  After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Rotten Tomatoes:   After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
62%  Nominee:   Bohemian Rhapsody  134 min,  PG-13,  [Biography, Drama, Music]  [Bryan Singer]  [02 Nov 2018]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDb Reviews: 79%,   Rotten Tomatoes: 60%,   Metacritic: 49%,   External Reviews
Awards:  Won 4 Oscars. 46 wins & 79 nominations total
Actors:  Gwilym Lee, Lucy Boynton, Rami Malek
Writer:  Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan
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Plot:  Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Rotten Tomatoes:   Freddie Mercury -- the lead singer of Queen -- defies stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers. The band's revolutionary sound and popular songs lead to Queen's meteoric rise in the 1970s. After leaving the group to pursue a solo career, Mercury reunites with Queen for the benefit concert Live Aid -- resulting in one of the greatest performances in rock 'n' roll history.
86%  Nominee:   Roma  135 min,  R,  [Drama]  [Alfonso Cuarón]  [21 Nov 2018]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDb Reviews: 77%,   Metacritic: 96%,   External Reviews
Awards:  Won 3 Oscars. Another 248 wins & 201 nominations.
Actors:  Carlos Peralta, Diego Cortina Autrey, Marina de Tavira, Yalitza Aparicio
Writer:  Alfonso Cuarón
External Links:  IMDb     Language:  Spanish, Mixtec, English, Japanese, German, French, Norwegian    Country:  USA, Mexico
Plot:  A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
86%  Nominee:   The Favourite  119 min,  R,  [Biography, Comedy, Drama, History]  [Yorgos Lanthimos]  [21 Dec 2018]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDb Reviews: 75%,   Rotten Tomatoes: 93%,   Metacritic: 91%,   External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 183 wins & 328 nominations.
Actors:  Emma Delves, Emma Stone, Faye Daveney, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz
Writer:  Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
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Plot:  In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Rotten Tomatoes:   Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
66%  Nominee:   Vice  132 min,  R,  [Biography, Comedy, Drama]  [Adam McKay]  [25 Dec 2018]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDb Reviews: 72%,   Rotten Tomatoes: 66%,   Metacritic: 61%,   External Reviews
Actors:  Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell
Writer:  Adam McKay
External Links:  Rotten Tomatoes  IMDb     Language:  English, Arabic    Country:  USA
Plot:  The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
Rotten Tomatoes:   VICE explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

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