It's typical thriller and stalker film genre as the phone calls, messages, and following and turning up when not expected are scenes that are all found in the film. Plus abduction and becoming a damsel in distress happens with Frances being held captive and tied up and gagged. Only turnabout is fair game as this clever and wicked game backfires eventually on Greta! In a surprise and twist like way! Overall good suspense thriller chiller that proves be careful with who you meet and watch about finding items that belongs to others.
Plus this year the awards were not predictable as upsets and surprises were found most shocking was Rami Malek's win for best actor over favorite Christian Bale who was to believable as Dick Cheney, and it was not meant to be for Glenn Close as Olivia Colman upset her for best actress. Yet class acts and category front runners Regina King and Mahershala Ali won both supporting actress and supporting actor for their blunt and outspoken roles of race films.
Social and race films were dominate as the family drama "Roma" won best foreign language film and Alfonso Cuaron won best director, and "Green Book" was the pick for best picture as the true story on friendship and race relations rose to the top. Overall well done "Oscars" an improvement in laughs, and the music was touching and the awards were more spread out with upsets and surprises! Hope this trend continues for "Hollywood's" big shining golden night.
Set in upstate New York Toller(Ethan Hawke in a gripping performance) is a minister of an old historical church and it's struggling with repairs and Toller's soul and past is conflicted and to make the puzzle harder to solve it's when Mary(Amanda Seyfried) arrives pregnant that life becomes strange and different as the future is in doubt. It's now a test of courage and faith for all to find peace and redemption. Overall entertaining drama and mind thrilling suspense twister that challenges will power and faith.
The movie came about from a children's novel and short stories writer L. Frank Baum and the directing on screen was done by one Victor Fleming, really the film is a journey of escape and adventure of finding what you want and need with new friends all while facing evil. Dorothy Gale(the young and beautiful Judy Garland) is a Kansas farm girl who's bored and tired at home wanting for a change of pace and eager to see new land has her life swept away in a tornado to the magical land of Oz. Along the way it's a journey of new friends she meets that being the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion with the need and wanting for a home, brain, heart, and courage! The wild card and wicked subplot of the film is facing the mean and nasty Wicked Witch of the West(in a performance and frightening turn from Margaret Hamilton that terrified me as a child and still brings wonder and fear even today). Thru it all this picture tries to give a message that there's no place like home, yet I see it as a journey of seeing new lands, new challenges, and making new friends as leaving your own little nest opens a whole new world of adventure and possibility. Overall a timeless classic and clearly one of the best fantasy and adventure musicals films ever made.