90th Oscars Visual Effects Race Begins

by Graham Edwards

In the run-up to the 90th Oscars, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just announced the 20 films competing in the Visual Effects category. Later this month, the list will be halved ready for the famous ‘bake-off,’ in which voters view 10-minute reels presenting shots from the qualifying films. Congratulations to the visual teams on all the films that made the list!

Feel like reading up on the movies in question? Well, we’re proud to say that Cinefex covered – or is in the process of covering – 18 out of the 20 films on the list.

Cinefex covers films competing in the 90th Oscars Visual Effects category

In our April 2017 issue, Cinefex 152, we published articles by Graham Edwards on Kong: Skull Island and Logan. Check out Cinefex 153 for Graham’s story on Alien: Covenant, Joe Fordham’s articles on Ghost in the Shell and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Jody Duncan’s coverage of Life. In June, we covered Okja in a Q&A on our blog.

Jody wrote our Spider-Man: Homecoming article for Cinefex 154, which also contains Joe’s story on War for the Planet of the Apes, and Graham’s articles on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. This issue also wins our special prize for Longest Movie Titles of the Year!

In October we published Cinefex 155, with Joe’s articles on Blade Runner 2049 and Dunkirk. Our latest issue, Cinefex 156, contains Graham’s coverage of Thor: Ragnarok and The Shape of Water, plus Joe’s story on Wonder Woman. If you’re wondering what happened to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, we’re hard at work preparing those articles for our February 2018 issue.

The only two films we missed out on this year were Beauty and the Beast and Justice League. Sorry, folks, we can’t catch ’em all!

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