I just typed a whole review and once again, Instagram screwed me over and glitched when I checked something on IMDB. Here we go again. So I was super excited to see The Shape of Water. I liked it a ton, but I didn’t love it like I thought I would. I was expecting to have a stronger emotional connection I guess. The performances were good but the movie was really beautiful aesthetically. I found it more comical than I thought and even graphic at times (no, not the nudity. The cat and THE FINGERS). Sally Hawkins was sweet and charming, and definitely brave (I’ve always liked her). I’d definitely recommend the movie, especially if you like movies that are a little out there.
Initially I wasn’t too excited about I, Tonya. I wanted to see it for the performances for sure. I know there’s a lot of controversy and people are mad because the movie is supposedly justifying what Tonya “did” just because she had a horrible upbringing. I know this is just a few sides of a wacky story, but I found it interesting. Surprisingly, for me, I did find that it humanized Tonya. I’m not saying what happened was okay, but I have a better understanding and even some sympathy for someone the media portrayed as a complete monster. All that aside, Margot Robbie was a powerhouse and I could watch her all day. She fucking shined. I think she’s just as deserving of that Oscar as Frances McDormand (and I LOVED 3 Billboards). I thought Allison Janney was fine. The other standout was Sebastian Stan. Where the fuck is his Oscar nom? I, Tonya was a rollercoaster ride that I would gladly take again. A nice little tasty surprise. #jesslovesmovies #moviereview #theshapeofwater #itonya #margotrobbie #sebastianstan #oscarnoms #oscars #movielover #spoileralert #shittyreview