How it would all look if I selected the nominees and winners each year!
And the Dickie Award goes to...
Promising Young Woman was the only movie of the last year to really knock my socks off. I understand some of the complaints against it, and am here to hold space for whoever was not a fan. But to me: it took on a real social problem head on in, dissecting various elements of rape culture in ways that were at once incisive, inventive, and entertaining. It never stopped surprising me, and never stopped making me reflect on our society. And isn't that what art is meant to do? To use entertaining art to make us reflect on our society? No film seemed as richly investigated as this one, and I wish it were to win all the Oscars it deserves.