Writer/Director Spike Lee (Oldboy) earned his first ever Best Director nomination for his 2018 film Blackkklansman starring John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s home movies) and Adam Driver (Midnight Special). The film has also been nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Score).
Writer/Director Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) takes over the Star Wars franchise to deliver the longest film in the saga. Filled with slow speed chases, overtly-political commentaries about arms dealing and capitalism, and several Leia fake-outs, this one has something for everyone.
Director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven) came out of retirement to direct the heist comedy Logan Lucky starring Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, and Adam Driver. This "Ocean's 7-11" follows a rag tag group of blue-collar criminals as they attempt to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca Cola 600, one or the largest NASCAR races of the year.
Writer/Director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) returns with Midnight Special, the story of a boy with special powers and two men on the run from government agencies and a religious sect bent on recovering the child. Filled with mood, intensity, and Michael Shannon angrily pretending to be a human, this movie seeks to connect us back to sci-fi stories such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Check it out.