Chinonye Chukwu Doesn’t Shy From Difficult Subject Matter: Becomes First Black Woman To Win Sundance Jury Prize For Haunting Death Row Drama Clemency , she is back with the horrific and thrilling true story of Mamie Till, who became a civil rights icon after being brutally murdered 50 -years old Son Emmett is in Mississippi in 50. The fact that Danielle Deadwyler, once considered a Best Actress frontrunner, failed to secure a nomination was disappointing, but Chukwu’s directing lacked recognition. Her handling of the stirring courtroom scenes is as deft as the film’s quieter moments, delving into Emmett’s life before the attack and making the moral choice not to show his torture and death on screen ensures we see him as A real person, not just a national symbol.
Bring Jody Kanter and Megan Twohey’s landmark book on the Harvey Weinstein scandal — and the relentless, painstaking reporting it took to break up this momentous story — was brought to the big screen, with Maria Schrader avoiding newsroom raucous monologues and It’s an almost silent, deliberate vigilance that heightens the tension with ease. We see Twohey (Carey Mulligan) and Kantor (Zoe Kazan) eye-to-eye in the office. The corners of important documents poked out of the bag; the faces of Weinstein’s former colleagues twitched as they recalled what he had done. It’s remarkably effective and produces a final product that’s as detailed and thrilling as its theatrical work. It’s a wonder, then, that the Oscars ignored it altogether.