Academy Awards, Movies

Best Picture Nominee: Mad Max Fury Road

Directed by: George Miller Cast: Tom Hardy Charlize Theron Nicholas Hoult When the Oscar nominees were announced I couldn't believe Mad Max had actually made the list of Best Picture Nominees. Now, after watching the film ... I still can't believe Mad Max made the list of Best Picture Nominees. Don't get me wrong, this… Continue reading Best Picture Nominee: Mad Max Fury Road

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Best Picture Nominee: The Revenant

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio Tom Hardy Domhnall Gleeson I had a feeling before the Oscar nominations were even announced this film would be a Best Picture nominee. Even so, I wasn't in a hurry to see it as it seemed much darker and more depressing than I usually like my movies. So… Continue reading Best Picture Nominee: The Revenant

Academy Awards, Movies

Best Picture Nominee: Selma

Cast: David Oyelowo Carmen Ejogo Tom Wilkinson Selma tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s time in the small Alabama town, and the struggle to get equal voting rights for African Americans following the Civil Rights act. This film is a hard one to review, because I don't want to offend anyone and… Continue reading Best Picture Nominee: Selma

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Best Picture Nominee: Whiplash

Cast: Miles Teller J.K. Simmons I honestly had never heard of this film prior to J.K. Simmons winning the Golden Globe for Supporting Actor. Since this film hadn't been on my radar for long before the Oscar Nominations were announced, I had no idea what to expect when I saw this movie. I had read… Continue reading Best Picture Nominee: Whiplash

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Best Picture Nominee: American Sniper

Cast: Bradley Cooper Sienna Miller Over the past week or so I’ve found myself wondering if the Academy still would have nominated American Sniper for Best Picture had they known the controversy it would create once it was released. I’m going to go ahead and state up front that I have no interest in debating… Continue reading Best Picture Nominee: American Sniper