The Danish Girl showcases a stunning cast spearheaded by superb performances from Oscar Winners Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. Though it deviates from its source material and has some inaccuracies in its history, Tom Hooper deserves credit for a compelling, heartbreaking drama.
Two POWERHOUSE performances from newcomer James Freedson-Jackson and Alex Pettyfer with stellar cinematography and film editing, The Strange Ones gets a little ahead of itself with revealing the plot twists ahead of time. Still, for the performances, it's worth the watch.
Yes, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday can be construed as a misstep for Lee Daniels. It gets wrapped up in itself and doesn't know where it wants to focus (drugs, lynching, systemic racism, music, abusive partners) but, none of that matters. Andra Day steals the show and delivers one of the best performances I have witnessed in years. No small feat either when Audra McDonald or Diana Ross have already perfected the icon previously. That performance makes seeing this film so worth the missteps of its screenplay and direction.