With each passing year, the movie industry welcomes the brightest minds and their masters of delivery during film festivals and other celebrations for the art form. 2017 saw a ton of effort and potential from veterans and amateurs, and enthusiasts are rejoicing at the sight of them bagging awards.
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Directed by half the of comedic duo “Key and Peele,” the film is classified as a psychological horror film, quite the opposite one would expect from Jordan Peele. His direction, however, drives far from where he’s mostly known for and has brought audiences to the edge of their seats as the racial issues in America is tackled with excellence in cinematic storytelling. For a first-time director, Peele did a fantastic job.
The directorial debut of Justin Chon should be on every movie buff’s list of films to take note of. Shot in black and white, others thought about it being pretentious at first look. However, it helped tell the story of LA riots as a backdrop for looking into the complex relationships the American society has hammered onto its communities of color while giving the characters the development they need to be understood. The film is a gem, with great, witty lines and a promising cast.
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro has this film in his mold for 25 years and has been in his mind since his teenage years. “The Shape of Water” is a retelling of “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” with affection instead of gimmick. With two leads who can’t speak, the story is told by their emotional tension mixed with an award-winning score, and practical effects.
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