Oscar nominations came out this week — a lot of solid ones, I thought — and one of the critically acclaimed features of late 2018, "Phantom Thread" with Daniel Day-Lewis, is opening in Waco.
In fact, this week offers a rare chance to catch up on the movies nominated for Best Picture: With the opening of "Phantom Thread" and the return of "Get Out," eight of the nine Best Picture nominees will be playing in Waco.
The asterisk to that news is that some of the films are down to two screenings day. There's only a solo afternoon screening for "Call Me By Your Name," in fact, and that movie arrived in Waco just last week.
Here are this year's Best Picture nominees: “Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
Of those films, "The Shape Of Water" leads in overall nominations with 13, with "Three Billboards" nabbing 9.
Winners will be announced March 4, but my advice has long been if there's a movie you really want to see in Waco, see it sooner rather than later when it arrives.