Best Original Screenplay Will Win: Manchester By the Sea Could Win: La La Land Best Animated Short Film Will Win: Piper Could Win: Borrowed Time Best Live Action Short Film Will Win: Sing Could Win: Timecode Best Documentary Short Subject Will Win: The White Helmets Could Win: 4.1 Miles Denis Villeneuve’s elegant sci-fi thriller, “Arrival”, contains one of the most deeply thoughtful messages of any film this year.
Like Villeneuve’s breakthrough masterpiece, “Incendies”, the central message is a desperate call for solidarity. In fact, “Arrival” is more interested in asking questions about ‘us’ than ‘them’.
Best Picture Will Win: La La Land Could Win: No one; it’s a lock.
Best Director Will Win: Damien Chazelle (La La Land) Could Win: No one; it’s a lock.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Will Win: Viola Davis Could Win: No one; it’s a lock.
This episode could have easily positioned Grace and Frankie as the oblivious old ladies who are complete fish out of water in this tech startup environment, but that wouldn’t ultimately be true to the characters.
Instead, Grace is the only one baffled by her surroundings. She eagerly participates in the laser tag, and her business style is pretty aligned with the young folks at Partner’d.
The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story does’t give a crap about looking like a well-made film.
Essentially a greatest hits of behind-the-scenes moments from the Brenda years (i.e., seasons one through four), it barely cares about narrative cohesion, let alone an arc—unless you consider “Shannon Doherty is the worst” to be an arc.