'Roma' is beautiful, and will absolutely be recognized this award season. The fact that it is streaming into everyone's house on Netflix right now is a wonder, and this is a film everyone should take in.
'Halloween' is as good as a 40-years-later sequel has any right to be, and it is plenty good enough. This one ups the violence, ups the surprises, and ups the examination of the effects trauma can have on people's lives.
Bradley Cooper has crafted a soaring, emotional film that is a slam-dunk for a Best Picture nomination, nominations for both the lead actors, and a stepping stone into a top-tier directing career. Stars are born, indeed.