Parasite (2019)

This is that time of the year when the Oscar nominations are announced, I realize I haven't seen most of the nominees and start catching up — or at least I try — before the ceremony. Bong Joon-ho's Parasite was at the top of my list as it scored six nominations, including Best Foreign Feature and Best Picture. Needless to say, I had quite high expectations and, thankfully, the film didn't just meet them, it exceeded them as it turned out to be a complex, rather shocking and yet fascinating tale of the human condition.

Thursday Movie Picks: 2019 Releases

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As you probably guess from the title, the films we are sharing for this week's Thursday Movie Picks series were released last year. With the Oscar nominations having been revealed on Monday — I won't even waste time commenting on those because what's even the point? —, I'm picking three films that I loved and didn't get the attention they deserved, specifically in the acting categories.

Thursday Movie Picks: Favourite Films by Steven Spielberg

A weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves
Welcome back to another week of Wandering Through the Shelves's series Thursday Movie Picks. This week we are sharing our favourite Steven Spielberg movies. Keeping in mind that there's plenty of his films that I'm yet to see and that I don't consider this to be his best films, only my favourites as the title states, I leave you with my picks. 

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople put Jewish-Maori filmmaker Taika Waititi on my radar but it's films like his debut Eagle vs Shark and the mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows — and the fact that he resurrected Thor — that made of him one of my favourite directors. Needless to say, I was very looking forward to his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, yet another film about World War II and the Holocaust. Only Waititi's film is not just another film that fits in that category, it is a brilliant, poignant film that manages to be incredibly hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time.