Saturday movie briefs: Three to see on DVD

The week before the 90th Academy Awards, my husband and I scrambled to screen as many of the nominated films we'd not yet managed to see. Twas a task made much easier thanks to my access to select free screeners courtesy Fox Home Entertainment (thanks, Fox!).

So mere days before oodles of Oscars were doled out, we watched several movies.

Then I failed to share my thoughts on each with you in a Saturday movie review. Now those films are out of theaters and available on DVD (plus streaming, premium channels, and more).

With sincere apologies for the belated sharing, here are three of my faves from our pre-Oscar scramble. Though sans full reviews, I strongly recommended each for viewing as they definitely live up to hype you've likely heard.

Three to see on DVD 

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GET OUT (rated R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references) Starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams Winner of one Oscar plus 126 other wins—and my fave (wow!) of these here! 

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THE SHAPE OF WATER (rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language) Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins Winner of four Oscars plus 99 other wins.

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references.) Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell Winner of two Oscars plus 99 other wins.


Bonus recommendation!

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THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language) Starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet. This film won no major awards but, c'mon, Idris Elba?!