Friday, April 23, 2021

Sound of Metal

Continuing our quest to watch all of the Oscar nominated films, Sharon and I watched The Sound of Metal on Friday night on the AppleTV. The film earned six nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor. The Sound of Metal was namend one of the American Film Institute's top ten movies of 2020.

The film is directed and co-written by Darius Marder. It stars Riz Ahmed as a metal drummer who loses his hearing. The film also features Olivia Cooke and Paul Raci.

Riz Ahmed is nominated for the Actor in a Leading Role Oscar. This is a very good performance. If it wasn't for Boseman's death, I think that Ahmed would have a chance at winning Best Actor. Paul Raci plays a deafened Vietnam veteran and recovering alcoholic who runs a shelter for deaf recovering addicts. He is nominated for an Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar.

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie; it exceeded my expectations. Sharon and I have kind of avoided it thinking that it would be depressing. We have now seen all eight of the movies nominated for best picture.

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