If you ask around, odds are people tell you that 1917 is a lock to win Best Picture. And while 1917 has received multiple other awards this season, I am here to make the case it is not the best positioned to win Best Picture under a preferential ballot system. I will present the case for and against the top four contenders for the top prize of the night.
Mission Impossible: Fallout is the sixth film in the Mission Impossible franchise, and it is impossibly good. It is rare that a franchise this long is able to surpass itself with every installment, but Fallout proves that summer blockbusters can be both fun and great by giving us the best film in the franchise. It is a film that shares some of the strengths of recent action greats such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Sicario, while staying true to the Mission Impossible series.