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January 27, 2023

WIFF’S WEEKEND WATCH LIST — 1/27

It was an exciting week for the film industry with the 95th Oscar nominees being announced! Brush up on the full list of nominees here, and check out a few of the nominated films below.

IF YOU want to see what all the buzz is about

everything everywhere all at once

11 Oscar Nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Actress in a Supporting Role (x2), Actor in a Supporting Role, Costume Design, Original Score, Original Screenplay, Original Song and Film Editing

Vincent Georgie: Highly original, kinetic, imaginative and endlessly entertaining, this film did not sweep through this year’s Oscar nominations by accident. The film is a trip and benefits from an appealing cast and a palpable sense of joy and energy in the making of the film.

Synopsis: When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

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if you want to be impressed

all quiet on the western front

9 Oscar Nominations including Best Picture, Best International Feature, Cinematography, Sound, Original Score, Adapted Screenplay, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design and Visual Effects

Vincent Georgie: We were delighted to get this Netflix original on-screen at WIFF 2022 where the film got a well-deserved big-screen treatment. If you still need to catch up with it at home, get ready for wall-to-wall excellence in this gripping and always interesting war drama. This is what happens when every department on-screen and behind-the-scenes are in perfect synchronicity. 

Synopsis: War breaks out in Germany in 1914. Paul Bäumer and his classmates quickly enlist in the army to serve their fatherland. No sooner are they drafted than the first images from the battlefield show them the reality of war.

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if YOU want to discover a career-best performance

to leslie

Oscar Nominated for Best Actress

Vincent Georgie: Andrea Riseborough has been a generally under-the-radar actress for the past decade, frequently appearing in noteworthy films but in somewhat unremarkable roles. 

Well, that all changes with this film. Her lead role in this tiny, micro-budget American independent film reminded me of Charlize Theron’s career-elevating performance in MONSTER. Riseborough’s performance is so completely unexpected, so raw and so intensively good it will make you want to watch anything she’s ever been in. 

Synopsis: Leslie, a West Texas single mother, struggles to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later the money is gone and Leslie is on her own living hard, she is forced to make a difficult choice.

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DOUBLE FEATURE

devilishly good comedies

Both of these films feature huge stars, each clearly having a lot of fun balancing broad comedy with witchcraft and the darker forces. With amusing visual effects (considering their age), and high-energy direction, both films hold up well for a darkly fun night at the movies. 

the witches of eastwick

Three small-town friends, Alexandra, Jane and Sukie, each having lost the man in their lives, are feeling unfulfilled — until a furtive stranger, Daryl Van Horne, arrives and begins courting each of them in turn. Eventually, Daryl tells them that they are witches. But as the three friends spend more time at his mansion, enjoying themselves and learning about their powers, they begin to worry about Daryl’s ultimate intentions.

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death becomes her

When a novelist loses her man to a movie star and former friend, she winds up in a psychiatric hospital. Years later, she returns home to confront the now-married couple, looking radiant. Her ex-husband’s new wife wants to know her secret, and discovers that she has been taking a mysterious drug which grants eternal life to the person who drinks it. The actress follows suit, but discovers that immortality has a price.

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