Green Book
First screened in December 2018
Director: Peter Farrelly. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton, Joe Cortese, Quinn Duffy, Seth Hurwitz, Jenna Lorenzo, Suehyla El-Attar, Don DiPetta, Maggie Nixon, P.J. Byrne. Screenplay: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly.

Twitter Capsule: At least it's lensed okay and not too self-important. But its rhetorics, assumptions, and priorities are all skewed.

Second Capsule: How about just an embargo on Green movies. Books, Miles, Rooms, Lanterns, Hornets, Infernos. They're always awful. (Only Rays are excepted.)

VOR:   Not every beat panders to old story conventions or presumed audiences, but the exceptions prove the rule. Instantly moldy 2018 time capsule.



Photo © 2018 Universal Pictures/DreamWorks

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actor: Viggo Mortensen
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali
Best Original Screenplay: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly
Best Film Editing: Patrick J. Don Vito

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Director: Peter Farrelly
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Viggo Mortensen
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali
Best Screenplay: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly

Other Awards:
Toronto International Film Festival: People's Choice Award
Producers Guild Awards: Best Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Ali)
National Board of Review: Best Picture; Best Actor (Mortensen)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Supporting Actor (Ali)

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