La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
I Have watched three of the above Arrival, Hacksaw ridge and Hell or High Water Hacksaw Ridge is definitely a movie classic, and Arrival has a wonderful screenplay technique. While Hacksaw Ridge portrays the magic of hope, Arrival scores on the technique of its screenplay.
If you take off the screenplay Arrival is just another alien film The heroine acquires a power by which she can foresee future and change the past while she is in the present. The screenplay wonderfully transfers this power the audience! Really cool indeed.
Movie fanatics predicts that La La Land will win this year's Oscars!
In my opinion, Hacksaw Ridge deserves, but it is not necessary, it is even beyond such puny awards.
Arrival may be applauded for its unique screenplay technique. It remind me Memento by the legendary director Christopher Nolan.
I wonder how many of us remember the veteran actor Nasser as a Film Maker, when ever the I listened to the musical master piece "Thendrel vanthu theendum pothu" from Avatharam one of the best movies in Tamil Filmdom, I remember him.
Nasser was persistent on making lofty movies beyond the acceptance of the audience, his movies were not received properly, these sort of setback freed Nasser from directing films, in fact he could not afford to make one.
On those days one of the critics had written that Nasser was determined to make lofty movies, without any care for ordinary film goer. However the financial realities silenced the director in Nasser.
But in the case of Kamalahasan it is a different story, no matter how hardly he was hit he never bothers to make films that he believe in. Pays little care to make his endeavors understood and celebrate. His successful career is dotted with such films, Rajaparvai, Guna and the like.