Better late than never, I guess, except when it comes to the Oscars.
Short version, since I don’t have much to say about the ceremony (as I did not watch): None of the movies or performances I wanted to win actually won. I’m okay. None of that comes as a surprise to me. This is how my wants go just about every year. At least The Shape of Water deservedly won top awards, so that’s a consolation. Also at least: This list for Paste Magazine just meant more opportunities to sing the praises of Sally Hawkins and The Breadwinner and Vicky Krieps, plus a long-awaited opportunity to talk about Faces Places, one of my favorite films from 2017. Bonus!