Written By: Riyan Bajric
The day has FINALLY arrived, the 2016 Academy Awards is slowly upon us, and, as expected, this year is another nail-bitter right to the end for many of the winners. 2016 has proven to be a quite exceptional year of gloriously creative, original and visionary cinema. Thanks to the likes of filmmakers like Alejandro G. Iñárritu and his talented cast and crew, who brought us this year’s The Revenant, a film shot entirely with natural lighting, to George Miller’s awesome Mad Max: Fury Road, to the brilliant economic drama The Big Short, Oscar sure does have his hands full for 2016.
As we get excited and prepped for the big night of winners, Night Film Reviews will be providing LIVE coverage of the winners and predictions and reasons for each category, to get those last minute votes and ballots in.
So without further ado, lets get this party started.
*WINNERS WILL BE BOLD ONCE ANNOUNCED*
Watching a Tarantino film is a cinematic experience, better yet, a right of movie-passage; an experience that may not be as recognizable or appreciated now by the vast majority, but can surely be pointed out and appreciated by a fine few who can find similarities and influences with some of the last great auteurs and great directors of the past. And yet, like his films, Tarantino intended to present his sly and ultra-violent eighth film in the most roadshow way possible; with an overture, intermission and in 70mm no less. Maybe your wondering, after eight films, has Tarantino out done himself, especially after the exceptional critical and commercial praise of Django Unchained, for which he won an Academy Award in the Original Screenplay category? The answer my friends is, as Samuel L. Jackson so coyly says within the first lines of the film, “Got room for one more?”, cause Tarantino ain’t going anywhere yet!