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Ranking the Best Picture-Nominated Movies I’ve Seen; from Worst to Best

This year I’ve seen five of the films nominated for Best Picture: Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Judas and the Black Messiah, Sound of Metal, and Nomadland. Each of these movies have their own respective charm, they made their mark, and they’re vying for that top award that every movie maker strives for. Today, with the ten-day countdown beginning, I’m ranking these films. Enjoy!

5. The Trial of the Chicago 7

Film Review: “The Trial of the Chicago 7” Gets Two Hits - Fullerton Observer

The Trial of the Chicago 7 boasts an impressive cast with the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Strong, and EVEN a surprise miniscule role from Michael Keaton. The movie won a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and I rightfully agree. With a cast that stacked it should win that award BUT…the movie wasn’t that great.

I watched it, almost quite about an hour into the film, decided to struggle through the next hour, almost quit again with thirty minutes left, told myself that I would finish it, and finished it with a furrowed brow and oozing annoyance.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 may have been enjoyable to some but to me it irked me to smithereens.

B+

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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’: Poignant but Terribly Unoriginal

I just finished watching the movie that had people talking: The Trial of the Chicago 7. I was expecting something poignant, riveting, and filled with scenes portrayed by some brilliant actors who would send this film soaring to the top of the Oscar race for Best Picture. Oh yeah, this movie was very resonant with the current state of our country and yeah the film was filled with actors known for their Oscar-nominated (Sacha Baron Cohen and Michael Keaton), Oscar-winning (Eddie Redmayne and Mark Rylance), Golden Globe nominated, (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) or Emmy-winning (Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Jeremy Strong) performances but that did not make this movie riveting.

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