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Jeremy Davis, Entertainment Editor

Jeremy Davis, Entertainment Editor

Pretentious, Ep. 4: 2020 Oscars Predictions

Pretentious logo with oscars award

From snubs to surprises, the 2020 Oscar nominations are sparking discussion from film lovers across the world. Here, Editors Jamani Reed and Jeremy Davis give their opinions on the nominations in this most recent episode of "Pretentious."

Top 8 films of the ‘80s

In terms of cinema, the ‘80s are usually regarded as a favorite of many. However, some would consider the ‘80s to be a decade chock full of cheesy sci-fi blockbusters, and teen comedies that hold up really well, forfeiting some “out of touch” scenes of course. However, the ‘80s brought so much more than that. It brought some of the greatest pieces of cinema of all time. A lot of my favorite films come from this decade. With that being said, here are my top eight films of the decade

Is ‘1917’ really worthy of best picture?

It was yet another cold night of battle in a seemingly pointless, yet never-ending clash of more parties than one could count. This battle would be the most important, as this would finally give a hint as to who would finally reign victorious at the end of the fight. Tension thick amongst all who sat in the quiet before the storm. The envelope was opened, and it was revealed. “1917” had won “Best Motion Picture - Drama” at the Golden Globes.

‘Little Women’ and how novels should be adapted

Since the publication of both of its volumes in 1868 and 1869, “Little Women” has seen six plays, three musicals for the stage, a musical for television, two radio plays, six films (including silent films) as well as a made for TV movie, two anime shows, five mini-series, two regular series, and an opera. Despite this, Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of the novel still manages to bring a new and original take to the classic novel, and is without a doubt, one of the greatest adaptations of the novel to date.

Top 7 films of the ’70s

After the destruction of the Hollywood norm back in the 1960s, the 1970s provided a uniquely gritty approach to cinema. There were no more barriers as to what could and could not be talked about anymore, so everything was fair game.

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