Tonight, the SAG Awards comes on TV. This is the first year I get to participate and vote as a member. I was so excited about this and reviewing the screeners for voting consideration, I watched and reviewed them here on the Blog.
The Darkest Hour is a film about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s rise to power during the bleakest period of World War II. Once thrust into his position by a reluctant King, Churchill is torn between his will to persevere in battle and his unsupportive political party’s insistence on peace negotiations with Hitler. To make the right decision, Winston must do what he has never done: connect with the common folk on a human, not political, level.
Lady Bird follows the transformation of a Catholic high school senior from passive victim of circumstance into the active agent of her own life’s design in 2002 Sacramento, CA. Not only does her coming of age effect how she relates to her family (especially her mother), friends, and peers, it brings about growth and change (also some settling into behavior pattern) in them as well.