With the 92nd Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, set to take the stage on 10 February, now’s the time to get your predictions ready for who will take out the ‘Best of’ status for the films of 2019.
We’ve pulled together four Oscar nominated films, screening at Telethon Community Cinemas this season.
Check them out and decide for yourself if they are worthy of the golden Oscars statue!
Jojo Rabbit – directed by Taika Waititi
Known for directing award-winning Thor Ragnarok and top-grossing New Zealand film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Taika Waititi has done it again.
Satirical black comedy Jojo Rabbit has received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Production Design and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Starring Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson and Australia’s very own Rebel Wilson (of Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids), Jojo Rabbit follows a bullied ten-year-old boy living in Nazi Germany who makes imaginary friends with a supportive but childish version of Hitler.
When he accidentally discovers a teenage Jewish girl hidden upstairs, the young Nazi must confront his blind nationalism and take a leap of faith towards what truly matters.
Jojo Rabbit will have you belly-laughing one moment and tearing up the next. Funny and heart-warming, this anti-hate satire movie is well worth a watch.
“Taika Waititi’s film is tender, daring, and sharp — precisely pitched so that it keeps its path steady and its ambitions in check.”
– Clarisse Loughrey, Rotten Tomatoes
Bombshell – directed by Jay Roach
Nominated for three Oscars, Bombshell is a biographical film starring Charlize Theron, and Australian actresses Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie.
Based on the real scandal, the film follows an explosive story of the infamous man who created the most powerful media empire of all time, and the women who set out to bring him down.
Charlize Theron has been nominated for Best Leading Actress, and Margot Robbie for Best Supporting Actress.
The movie also received an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup and Best Hairstyling – alongside some fierce competition in Joker and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
See what all the hype is about at Telethon Community Cinemas before the Oscars roll around!
“With Bombshell, thanks in large part to the contributions of his actors, Roach has crafted a compelling “ripped from the headlines” motion picture that unfolds like a page-turner.”
– James Berardinelli, Rotten Tomatoes
Ford v Ferrari – directed by James Mangold
Based on a true story, Ford v Ferrari takes us along the journey of a visionary American car designer, who teams up with a fearless driver to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company.
They then go on to challenge dominating Ferrari race cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing – but who will be the winning team?
Nominated for four Oscars, this movie is sure to fuel your need for drama, action and speed with previous Oscar winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale driving us through this thrilling story.
You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the story’s twists and turns unfold!
“The film makes car racing look easy but also shows it is the result of high art: poetry, scientific brilliance, hard work, human genius, and great fun all mixed together.”
– Sr. Rose Pacatte, Rotten Tomatoes
1917 – directed by Sam Mendes
This war epic was generating massive Oscar buzz even before its release, with critics since suggesting it could be one of the greatest war movies ever made.
And if its massive 10 Academy Award nominations is anything to go by, it looks as though 1917 is certainly well on its way to ‘classic’ status.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission.
In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them.
With Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Visual Effects, 1917 will keep you visually and emotionally captivated and on the edge of your Telethon Community Cinemas beanbag!
“The overall impact of 1917 is simply breathtaking, horrifying, appalling. It offers a compelling version of what a day in the war might have felt like for two soldiers.”
– Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
Jojo Rabbit, Bombshell and Ford v Ferrari and 1917 are all currently screening at Telethon Community Cinemas.
Book your spot and decide which is most worth a win at the Oscars this year.