In light of Oscars week, James King gives his pre awards night thoughts and also his Film of the Week on the latest box office releases.
James King’s Oscar Picks: It looks like it’ll be a good night for Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell in the acting categories but the race for Best Director and Picture is way more open. My guess? Guillermo del Toro will score for helming the luscious Shape of Water - a love letter to movies as much as it is an unusual romance - and will also take home the night’s biggest prize. As a beautifully acted, lush-looking period piece it really does tick the most boxes. I’d still love to see the feisty Get Out upset the applecart though. Don’t count it out just yet.
James's Film of the Week - Game Night (15): After months of intense awards-worthy movies comes 100 minutes of welcome silliness from Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. As a competitive couple they’re used to battling friends and family over a Scrabble board but nothing prepares them for when a murder mystery night goes horribly wrong. It’s frothy... but fun.