The Disaster Artist takes aim at a person who is clearly challenged mentally and hopes for a lot of laughs. There are points for difficulty at every turn, but it certainly opens the door for questioning the merit of overcoming those hurdles.
The Shape of Water is one of those rare films which leave you championing its nominations in a variety of categories, but not Best Picture. It's beautiful, with great acting, and it's delivered by a master, but there's no there there.
Edgar Wright's latest exposes the flaws inherent in his previous films, and they are highlighted because they actually matter now that he's not in a genre of slapstick, goofy humor. Still, his abilities are clear, and he's still someone to watch.