Oscar’s is a celebration of art; it celebrates the cinema that creates magnificent marvels perfect in all aspects. It celebrates the idea that filmmaking is not independent of worldly circumstances; in fact, it is vigorously influenced by them. Oscar is probably the greatest form of appreciation that a film can earn. It brings together the colourful cinema from countries recognizing each one and deciding who is better than the best.
Oscars are not about awards, it about art. What is that aspect of the film that makes it deserve the highest honour possible? Oscars in a way are meant to applaud every filmmaker, no matter how small that they are seen both as an artist and as a revolutionary. Here are some of the best films that were raised for the Oscars.
1. 12 Years a Slave
This heart-touching tale of slavery is not just a film. It is an angry question that why did it take so long to change and why was it allowed to happen in the first place. The rawest expression of what it feels like to have one’s freedom snatched from them, 12 Years a Slave deserved every acclamation that came it’s the way. The story of Northup was born free but shackled and tortured for the colour of his skin. 12 Years a Slave is a straight-up masterpiece.
Parasite is made glorious by its skilled storytelling and unmatchable cinematography. It is a commentary on the vast income difference that plagues the world today where the rich keep getting richer and the poor deteriorate further. A plethora of symbolism marks this movie which gives both direct and indirect commentary on a lot of issues. Parasite is raw and dark in a way meant to address what complete deterioration feels like. From the performance of the actors to the skill of direction, everything about this is impeccable.
3. The Godfather
Who in this world has the heart to forget this blockbuster? The Godfather was a perfect mystery thriller and a dramatic visualization of the family mafia. Al Pacino’s Godfather is still one of his best roles. The Godfather established a benchmark for the gangster genre cinema and yet it remains unmatched. This movie made us an offer that we cannot refuse.
Expression of sexuality and perhaps the most heart-wrenching tale of coming of age struggles Moonlight was an emotional abyss in which the audience finds itself floating freely. Moonlight as a film is so significant that it is not a film but a monument of expression, love, freedom, struggle, childhood, and psychology. It relies on storytelling and every performer takes an active part in becoming the voice.
5. The Silence of the Lambs
A maniacal stories of not one but two serial killers both mirrors of each other in incomprehensible ways. The movie is immortalized by its performances and its writing. In the case of the silence of the lambs, this movie relies on the audience’s fear. The more empathetic you become towards Agent Foster the more you fear this movie and that is its biggest skill.