Running head: FILM DISCUSSIONS
Immediately after seeing the list of nominees, I was happy to see that finally a superhero
film with black actors and actresses starring—Black Panther—had finally made it to the Oscars.
There have been several superhero movies in the past, but none has been able to capture the
talent and effort of blacks as Black Panther. Among the films that featured in 2019 nominations,
I have seen at least four of them: Black Panther, Vice, A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, and
Roma. I haven’t yet seen The Favorite and BlacKkKlansman, but I am planning to look for them.
While I believe that all these were some of the greatest films of 2018, others that I think would
also feature in this list include Widows, Overload, Assassination Nation, and Isle of Dogs. I
think some of the best performances were from Lady Gaga in A Star is Born, Melissa McCarthy
in Can You Ever Forgive Me, Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody, and Kiersey Clemons in
Hearts Beat Loud. Malek’s performance captured the attention of many fans of Queen, especially
those who personally loved Freddie Mercury. Malek played Mercury’s role ingeniously and
paints of befitting picture of the life...