drama

"The Sound of Metal" received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay (Darius Marder, both categories), Best Actor (Riz Ahmed), Best Supporting Actor (Paul Raci), and Best Sound and Best Film Editing, receiving Oscars for the latter two categories. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama.

“Minari” is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Writer-director Lee Isaac Chung based the film on his upbringing on a farm in Arkansas by his parents who were Korean immigrants. The film boasts an Oscar-nominated actor performance by Steven Yeun and an Oscar-nominated supporting actress performance by Youn Yuh-jung. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama.

“The Father” is a nominee for six Oscars, including best actor for Anthony Hopkins for his gripping portrayal of an elderly man’s descent into dementia. Olivia Colman is also an Oscar nominee for her role as Hopkins’ daughter in the film. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama.

"Judas and the Black Messiah" is based on the story of an FBI informant (played by LaKeith Stanfield), who, in the late 1960s, infiltrated the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party, targeting the chapter’s leader, Fred Hampton (played by “Get Out” Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya). It’s an important movie, especially for African American History Month and recent social justice protests. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the biography-drama.

“News of the World” stars Tom Hanks in his first-ever western as a former Civil War soldier who must return a young woman (Helena Zengel), kidnapped by Native Americans, to her relatives. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the action-adventure drama.