Category Archives: Barry Jenkins

The shape of next year: an early look at 2019's Oscar hopefuls

Guillermo del Toro’s monstrous romance, Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman might have been crowned winners this year but who could be on stage next time?

Who could have predicted that Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman would have won lead acting Oscars this time last year? OK, well, maybe a lot of people, since neither award was a shock – but the season has seen a shifting set of favorites and a collection of films that have engaged audiences and critics more than usual.

Related: The Shape of Water’s Oscars win is the triumph of a real artist and immersive cinema | Peter Bradshaw

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The most exciting films of 2018 by big-name directors

Damien Chazelle heads for space, while Gravity’s Alfonso Cuarón comes back down to Earth – and Terry Gilliam fulfils his Don Quixote fantasy after 28 years

Five years since Spring Breakers, Harmony Korine returns with an irreverent stoner comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Isla Fisher. McConaughey is a narcotically relaxed gentleman called Moondog, who cares not for society’s rules. Likely a continuation of the relative restraint (well, for him) Korine displayed in Spring Breakers, we suspect.

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