Oscars 2020 Best Picture

Little Women

The six Academy Award-nominated film, produced by Columbia Pictures, brings its viewers on a two-hour rollercoaster following the journeys of Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) and her three sisters through childhood, each striving to achieve their unique aspirations in life. Read the full Paly Voice review here.

  • Director: Greta Gerwig
  • Notable Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson

Photo: Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures

Ford v. Ferrari

“Ford v. Ferrari” is the sort of underdog tale that resonates universally with audiences – easy to understand yet exhilaratingly fun all the same. Set in the 1960s, the movie recounts the journey of two mavericks, Carol Shelby (Matt Damon) and Ken Miles (Christian Bale), and their triumph over racing giant Ferrari in the 1966 Le Mans race. Read the full Paly Voice review here.

  • Director: James Mangold
  • Notable Actors: Matt Damon and Christian Bale

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox


What begins as a largely fun and light-hearted tale of casual deception and trickery escalates, plot twist after plot twist, into a full-blown monster of a thriller in South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s latest masterpiece, “Parasite,” which is nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Read the full Paly Voice review here.

  • Director: Bong Joon-ho
  • Notable Actors: Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Kang-Ho Song, Jang Hye-jin

Photo: Barunson E&A

marriage story

In our society, where divorce is common, “Marriage Story” — produced by Netflix — delivers a raw portrayal of divorce and its effects on a family, bringing the pain to life. “Marriage Story” is a comedy-drama that follows the divorce between a couple who try to prevent their careers from breaking their family apart. Read the full Paly Voice review here.

  • Director: Noah Baumbach
  • Notable Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Julie Hagerty and Azhy Robertson

Photo: Netflix


Nominated in 11 categories in the 2020 Academy Awards, Warner Bros. Studio’s “Joker” delves into the past of Batman’s arch-nemesis by tying real trials people face in society to the experience of a man who has gone insane. Read the full Paly Voice review here.

  • Director: Todd Phillips
  • Notable Actors: Joaquin Phoenix

Photo: Warner Bros. Studio

the irishman

In Netflix’s new crime film, Director Martin Scorsese takes the audience on a journey back in time to the mid-1900s. The Irishman, Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), is discharged from the army in 1945 and begins working as a truck driver, until he is caught stealing meat shipments. Read the full Paly Voice review here.

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Notable Actors: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci

Photo: Netflix

Jojo rabbit

Jojo is a young boy lucky enough to have the influence of his mother and his Jewish roommate Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie), who force him to consider that perhaps war isn’t everything. Yorki (Archie Yates), Jojo’s non-imaginary friend, becomes a soldier at 11 years old and represents what happened to most young boys in this time who were never given the option of anything other than blind patriotism. Read the full Paly Voice review here.

  • Director: Taika Waititi
  • Notable Actors: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie and Taika Waititi

Photo: Kimberley French / Twentieth Century Fox Film


Based on director Sam Mendes’ grandfather’s tales, the movie follows British lance corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay), who are tasked with the mission of delivering a message to call off a baited attack to Col. Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch) in order to save 1,600 lives. Read the full Paly Voice review here.

  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Notable Actors: George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman

Photo: Universal Pictures

once upon a time ... in hollywood

The film follows Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a Westerns star of fading relevance, and his stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), as they navigate Hollywood in 1969. The star-studded cast also features Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate and a myriad of recognizable names in ensemble roles. Read the full Paly Voice review here.

  • Director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Notable Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie

Photo: Andrew Cooper/Sony Pictures