5 Films To Keep You're Eye On For the Oscars

5 Films To Keep You're Eye On For the Oscars

Early favourites for the 90th Academy Awards
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After two consecutive seasons of movies that have proven to be sub-par at best, the run of movies between the 2017-2018 annum has proven to be a gold mine. From a sophisticated blend of comedy and horror amalgamated with the conception of "Get Out", to the auteuristic tour de force of "Dunkirk", Hollywood has taken a stand and reasserted itself to audiences and critics to show why cinema still sits at the zenith of motion picture entertainment. In the midst of Oscar season, Tinseltown shows know sign for letting up its onslaught. Here are five movies to keep your eye on as the 90th Academy Awards draw closer with each passing second, minute, hour and day.

5. "Dunkirk"

Depicting the ever famous evacuation from three perspectives: land, air, and sea, Christopher Nolan opted to rely very little on dialogue, resorting to cinematography and music to conceive a vast majority of his suspense. Sitting at a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems this creative decision paid off, with critics praising the film for its jaw-dropping visuals, direction, and writing. Amidst the flurry of being bombarded by rapturous reviews, it is currently being regarded as one of the greatest war films ever made, and Christopher Nolan's best movie to date.

4. "The Shape of Water"

Written and directed by horror and fairy tale specialist Guillermo del Toro, whose impressive credits include "The Hobbit" and "Pan's Labyrinth", "The Shape of Water" debuted at the Venice Film Festival, receiving universal acclaim. With critics and the audience singling out the film for del Toro's emotionally absorbing onscreen narrative which was brought to life with the help of an enthralling performance delivered on the count of Sally Hawkins. Having already won the Golden Lion Award, "The Shape of Water" will most certainly be a strong candidate to fill out its trophy cabinet with hardware glowing as bright as the prestige surrounding it.

3. "The Big Sick"

In a time where xenophobia seems to have taken hold of the American fabric, "The Big Sick" drew acclaim for its examination of cultural differences that come to pose challenges for an interracial couple. Loosely based on the lives of the film's writers Kumail Nanjini and Emily V. Gordan, a poll conducted by AwardsDaily, gathering consensus from 100 film critics, currently ranks "The Big Sick" as the second best movie of 2017, behind "Get Out". Grossing $53 million on a $5 million budget, it is also one of the highest grossing independent movies of the year.

2. "Get Out"

An odd, but a cohesive blend of horror and comedy, Jordan Peele's "Get Out" became an instant hit at the box office, accruing $235.4 million on a $4.5 million budget. Along with its state-of-the-art modern style, the film garnered praise from among the critical circles for its subtle, yet incisive examination of how racism continues to persevere in America. A theme that is not lost on moviegoers who remember the events of November 9, 2016. Set to compete at the Golden Globes in the comedy category, expect "Get Out" to be a major contender to rise to higher heights of prestige that will be up for grabs at Dolby Theatre in March.

1. "Lady Bird"

With the success of "Moonlight" and "Ghost Story", A24 is quickly ascending to the heights of cinematic dominance, and once again, has struck gold with "Lady Bird". Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her work on "Frances Ha", "Lady Bird" boasts a masterful blend of simple, but profoundly clever whit and lingering unpredictability capable of dragging its audience to the floor in a seizure of laughter with each passing scene. Powered by near flawless acting on the count of Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf who introduce a heartbreaking level of humanity that matches the script, don't be surprised to see Gerwig's masterpiece give the Oscars a run for its money.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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