Rated R for quite a few good reasons.
For the 5th year in a row, we present a February gab about the world’s biggest awards show. The Next 181 Project represents the longest episode the Ellises have ever done and that’s because there is A LOT to discuss about this year’s show. Not everyone will agree with our…let’s say uneasy feelings about Joker or Little Women. Many people will also strongly disagree with our resounding boos for The Irishman. Maybe most of you WILL love that we have great things to say about Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story and Knives Out. After a marvelous 2018, 2019 ended up being an outstanding year at the movies too. Perhaps it will end up being highlighted by a truckload of gold for 1917. All these numbers! So pop open a cold beverage and softly guzzle our thoughts about the 92nd Academy Awards.
Well, Actually…: Sam Mendes did in fact win the DGA award for Best Director while Jojo Rabbit and Parasite won the WGA’s adapted and original screenplay awards, respectively. Also, Adam Driver was in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in 2019, so that makes FIVE releases for him last year. Also also, writer/directors who’ve won 3 Oscars for their screenplays include Woody Allen (as mentioned) plus Billy Wilder and Francis Coppola.
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Previously on the Next 180 Project: Wild At Heart
In 7 days on the Next 182 Project: Ordinary People