No one vying for an Oscar in 2018 is an overnight sensation, and here's proof. You can stream their earlier movies at SBS On Demand.
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2 Feb 2018 - 10:53 AM  UPDATED 2 Feb 2018 - 10:53 AM

 

I Am Love

MA15+
Italy, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian, Russian
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Flavio Parenti 
What's it about?
Luca Guadagnino is the master of telling stories of wild love affairs taking place in impossibly beautiful Italian locations, out of view of prying eyes. His Call Me by Your Name is the final film in such a trilogy, and is a contender for multiple Oscars, including best picture, best actor and best adapted screenplay. If you're new to Guadagnino's work, your next movie should be his 2009 melodrama I Am Love. Tilda Swinton stars as the wealthy Russian-born matriarch of a wealthy Milanese family, who embarks on a torrid affair with her son's best friend. (Fiona Williams)

Why You Should Watch: I Am Love
Dinner and a Movie: I Am Love
I Am Love - Review

Boogie Nights

MA 15+
USA, 2000
Genre: Drama, Adult
Language: English
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzmán, Heather Graham, Burt Reynolds, Nicole Ari Parker 
What's it about?
Best director nominee Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread is an exquisite story of high fashion and toxic relationships, and marks the final film of Daniel Day-Lewis' acting career. You can catch Phantom Thread in cinemas, and then revisit his 2000 epic about an adult film star's rise and fall, Boogie Nights, at SBS On Demand. Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) is a 17-year-old busboy at a 1970s nightclub, whose impressive anatomy attracts the attention of porn filmmaker Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), who plucks him from obscurity and puts him on the fast track to fame, as 'Dirk Diggler'.  (Fiona Williams)

Mark Wahlberg hopes God is a cinephile, so he can be forgiven for 'Boogie Nights'
Boogie Nights review: An exciting cinema experience

Gloria

MA15+
Chile, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Starring: Paulina Garcia, Sergio Hernández, Hugo Moraga
What's it about?
Sebastián Lelio is a contender for best foreign language film for A Fantastic Woman, the story of a Santiago widow's defiant battle with her transphobic in-laws. The film is another complex, celebratory story of a woman rising above her 'lot', from a director who specialises in stories of female resilience. Gloria, his 2012 story of a 58-year-old divorcée's optimistic efforts to find love on the singles scene is another gem. And yes, it features that song. (Fiona Williams)

Why You Should Watch: Gloria
Gloria Review and Paulina Garcia interview

 

 

This Must Be the Place

M
Ireland, USA, 2010
Genre: 
Drama
Language: 
English
Director: 
Paolo Sorrentino
Starring: 
Frances McDormand, Sean Penn, Eve Hewson
What’s it about?
Frances McDormand is a best actress favourite for her potty-mouthed lead in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, after winning the Golden Globe in the musical/comedy category. In Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s first English-language film, This Must Be the Place, McDormand plays the pragmatic wife to Sean Penn’s loopy rock star, Cheyene, and these two titans make for a rewarding pairing. (Stephen A. Russell)

 

 

Brooklyn

M
Ireland, USA, 2015
Genre: 
Drama, romance
Language: 
English
Director: 
John Crowley
Starring: 
Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson
What’s it about?
Lady Bird's luminous star Ronan is a best actress nominee for her brilliant depiction of a defiant teen dreaming of a new life. Similar themes play out in a very different way in Brooklyn, an immigrant’s tale spanning a life left behind in 1950s Ireland and new beginnings in America. (Stephen A. Russell)

  

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