The Movies of the 2018 Oscars

The award season is upon us! Which means red carpets, trendy celebrity fashion statements, long-winded acceptance speeches, and, of course, little golden men in the hands of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the year.

The Academy Awards are a time for cinephiles to celebrate another year of art. And though some of the year’s best weren’t recognized in full (snubs are part of the fun), the Oscars offer a welcome respite from politics, scandal, and the like.

Today, we take a look at the biggest movies of the past year in cinema. So, settle in, butter up some popcorn, and enjoy this walk through 2018’s most successful movies.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The latest iteration of the blockbuster Star Wars franchise received four nominations ahead of the 2018 Academy Awards. The Last Jedi is up for Original Score, Visual Effects, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. And it’s no wonder — the film is an audiophile’s dream come true and the effects are top notch.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi picks up precisely where 2016’s The Force Awakens left off. Rey (Daisy Ridley) seeks out Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) for Force training, while the peripheral characters take on the modest task of fighting the evil empire.