There are only a few more weeks left of 2017 so that means there are only a few more films that will either make the cut for Oscar nominations or fall short. Here is a list of 10 films you should either see or not see before the new year!
December 1: The Shape of Water
Oscar Buzz: Of course! Rotten Tomatoes 95% To See or Not: See – for a whimsical, forbidden love story with incredible, cinematic images.
December 8: The Disaster Artist
Oscar Buzz: Absolutely not… Rotten Tomatoes 95% To See or Not: See – if you appreciate dumb humor and movies like The Room. If not, pass.
December 8: I, Tonya
Oscar Buzz: Yes! Margot Robbie’s performance is said to be the best in her career so far. Rotten Tomatoes 92% To See or Not: See – it’s a true story that some people my age might not know about.
December 15: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Oscar Buzz: If anything, it would be for the CGI and special effects. To See or Not: Uh, SEE. That isn’t even a question.
December 20: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Oscar Buzz: I’m not even going to answer that one. To See or Not: This is going to be a hard pass from me.
December 22: Pitch Perfect 3
Oscar Buzz: Nope, but is anyone surprised by that? To See or Not: After the flop that was the second film, I’m not sure if I’ll make it to the theater for this one.
December 25: Phantom Thread
Oscar Buzz: Absolutely, especially for Daniel Day-Lewis’s performance, which he claims is the last of his career. To See or Not: I will definitely be going to see this film in theaters but I know it won’t be everyones cup of tea.
December 25: The Greatest Showman
Oscar Buzz: A little but in my opinion, not as much as there should be. To See or Not: This is a definite “see” from me, especially in a theater. I wouldn’t miss it.
December 25: Downsizing
Oscar Buzz: It seems as though Hollywood isn’t sure what to think of this film yet… and I’m right there with them. Rotten Tomatoes: 65% To See or Not: Since this was filmed in Omaha, I waited for hours to catch a glimpse of Matt Damon and I love the director, Alexander Payne, I say see it.
December 31: All the Money in the World
Oscar Buzz: Oh, yes. To See or Not: After the controversy surrounding the reshoot of the film without Kevin Spacey, the fact that it’s a true story and that it was directed by Ridley Scott… I’m so there.
What movies are you excited to see this month? Let me know in the comments below!