Cold War — Review

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Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig in a scene from Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War

3Star

Even when we find ourselves reaching for a little more to finish the story’s far-reaching ends, [director Paweł] Pawlikowski’s artistry stands firm with unmistakable command.”

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BLOG: 2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions

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by Ken Bakely

Another year, another awards season. And this one has been particularly chaotic: from upset wins to wide arrays of controversies, it’s impossible to tell exactly who or what is in the lead for many of the big prizes in this year’s Oscar race. But tomorrow, the nominees will be announced and we’ll know who our finalists are. As with every year, I’ve compiled some predictions for the top categories. They’re ranked by my estimated likelihood of nomination. Listed are my predicted five (or ten for Best Picture), plus one possible contender that could upset (or two for Best Picture).

Without further ado, let’s get started.

UPDATE (January 23): Like last year, I have added my accuracy score and initial thoughts on the final nominees to each category. Continue reading