Paul Getty III, 16, and older moviegoers will savor the superb acting of Christopher Plummer as his grandpa J.Paul Getty, the richest man in history, who refused to ransom him until kidnappers mailed the boy's ear to them (the slicing scene is the scariest since Reservoir Dogs).
Plummer hits a career high point at 88, as does director Ridley Scott, 80.
The Post, PG-13 Great for grownups who lived through Nixon's tumultuous time (especially ones who disliked him), but Steven Spielberg's latest Oscar magnet may strike youngsters as a dull, didactic history lesson.
Midway through his speech, the president gestured to Owens‘ widow, Carryn, who was a guest in the balcony seated with presidential daughter Ivanka Trump.
“We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens,” Mr. “Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero –- battling against terrorism and securing our nation. For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
FULL REVIEW The Shape of Water, R A fable to please anybody over 17.
The first English-language Oscar front-runner by Guillermo del Toro, 53, features an adorably sensitive, mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) who falls for a sea creature who turns out to be sweet and even sort of handsome, though noseless.
The Disaster Artist, R James Franco stars as Tommy Wiseau, the mysterious Eastern European director who’s making what may be the most entertainingly godawful film in history, 2003’s The Room.
Funnier than Ed Wood and costarring James’ brother Dave Franco, it's the best buddy picture about bad filmmakers since Boogie Nights.
The family-bonding story will make yours feel more bonded.
Call Me By Your Name, R The focus is on a young man (Oscar front-runner Timothée Chalamet) and the elusive guy of his dreams, but some say his kindly dad (Michael Stuhlbarg) has the deepest scene. Darkest Hour, PG-13 The family can get a patriotic thrill cheering as Winston Churchill unites the Allies and beats Hitler, and Gary Oldman's stirring oratory likely wins him an Oscar.
Greta Gerwig, the most important new director, knows how to cast great grownups (Laurie Metcalf as the mom, Lois Smith as a mom-like nun who teaches at the heroine's school).