From Brooklynn Prince’s raw, magnetic and unfettered breakout performance to Sean Baker’s knack for painting rich and visceral humanizing portraits of the marginalized, the dismissed and the forgotten, The Florida Project offers one of the most immersive, magical and transfixing cinematic experiences of 2017—a slice of heartbreaking, pastel-colored American realism that captures the true essence of childhood like no other film in recent memory.
Emma Stone shines as tennis legend Billie Jean King in this crowd-pleasing and socially charged biopic set in the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement. Highly entertaining and fearlessly illuminating the ever-so-relevant fight for gender equality and gay rights, Battle of the Sexes is an instant dark horse in the Best Picture Oscar race.
Ferocious. Epic. Metaphorical. Hallucinatory. Primal. Operatic. Dystopian. Mythological. Uncompromising. Revolutionary.
A true marvel of action choreography and an instant cult-classic, Mad Max: Fury Road is a breathlessly exhilarating and gloriously orchestrated cautionary tale that sets a new gold standard for action cinema with its visceral blend of relentless, testosterone-fueled, high-octane visual extravaganza, propulsive momentum, fearless direction, otherworldly creativity, unapologetic feminism, poetic grace and rich emotional crescendo that thrills, dazzles, stirs, shocks, and entertains in equal measures.
A visually, sonically and emotionally ravishing cinematic gem, The Grand Budapest Hotel dazzles with its kaleidoscopic beauty, endearing melancholy, offbeat quirkiness, delightful whimsy, ambitious scope, meticulous craftsmanship, hyper-stylized glory and magical theatricality, cementing Anderson’s status as one of the most exciting, inspiring and visionary auteurs of his generation.