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Must-see film "Lady Bird" is up for several nominations.

Maddie Dinowitz '19

Maddie Dinowitz '19

Must-see film "Lady Bird" is up for several nominations.

Maddie Dinowitz, Class Writer

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‘Tis the season for the best new and exciting movies! With awards season just around the corner, there’s a plethora of phenomenal films you’ll want to catch before they’re gone. Whether you’re going to the theaters with friends, your family or even the kid you’re babysitting, there are tons of movies out there for everyone that you won’t want to miss.

  1. “Ladybird”

“Ladybird,” starring Saoirse Ronan, tells the eye-opening story of Catholic school senior Christine “Ladybird” McPherson struggling to live as a teenager and learn to grow up. As a film, “Ladybird’s” ranking on Rotten Tomatoes is a 99%, and I must say that this film lives up to its score. Director Greta Gerwig illustrates the fears and realities of being 18, whether it be friendships, college or boys. There has been Oscar buzz about this film, not to mention it won the Golden Globe for best Comedy. If you want to laugh, cry and just overall relate to this angsty teenager, I recommend you go see “Ladybird” at your nearest theater.

  1. “Coco”

Disney Pixar’s PG movie “Coco” has been blowing up as one of the best animated movies of the year, and you don’t want to miss it! This movie takes you on an adventure to the joyous and lively Land of the Dead including themes of traditional Mexican music and folklore, not to mention the soundtrack is amazing. Senior Savannah Olivas professes “It was bomb…I cried at least three times.”

  1. “The Greatest Showman”

“The Greatest Showman” is a PG film that combines deep storytelling and upbeat songs to create what Vogue critics call the “most magical musical of the year.” With an all-star cast, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of P.T. Barnum who creates the Barnum circus, celebrating people of all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds. Focusing on themes of family and individuality, this film will be sure to put you in high spirits. Junior Tatum Dial says, “The music is super uplifting and happy, which conveys the message perfectly. Everyone should try to see this movie.”

Although there are plenty of incredible films to catch this season, these are the three that stood out to me. Grab some friends and go see some flicks, rank your favorites, and prepare for the Academy Awards on March 4.

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