Movies

Read Globe critic Ty Burr’s original takes on the 9 Oscar best picture nominees

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird,” from first-time director Greta Gerwig. Globe critic Ty Burr wrote: “As debuts go, ‘Lady Bird’ is as strong as they get: funny, ferocious, and wise.”
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Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird,” from first-time director Greta Gerwig. Globe critic Ty Burr wrote: “As debuts go, ‘Lady Bird’ is as strong as they get: funny, ferocious, and wise.”

The Academy has weighed in, doling out nine nominations for the best picture Oscar. So what did Globe film critic Ty Burr think of these films when they were first released? Read on.

“The Shape of Water”

Review: Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ is a bold, romantic masterpiece

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Review: In ‘Three Billboards,’ all signs point to quintessential Frances McDormand

“Lady Bird”

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Review: ‘Lady Bird’ a wise, funny, empathetic tale from Greta Gerwig

“Get Out”

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Column: What’s in the basement of ‘Get Out’? A metaphor.

“Darkest Hour”

Review: Gary Oldman’s Winston Churchill roars realistically in ‘Darkest Hour’

“The Post”

Review: Streep, Hanks take the lead in ‘The Post’

“Dunkirk”

Review: ‘Dunkirk’ is a towering achievement, made with craft, sinew, and honesty

“Call Me By Your Name’’

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Review: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is full of light and landscape and unstoppable beauty

‘‘Phantom Thread”

Review: Dark designs in superb ‘Phantom Thread’