Friday, January 22, 2016

The Revenant, Carol, 13 Hours Reviews

The Revenant
Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu
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If you want to watch a film where the main characters end up holding hands and singing Kumbaya under a rainbow, you may want to avoid the movies of Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Even his most light-hearted film, Birdman, featured enough violence, quasi-rape, and mental breakdowns to truly earn the "dark" in its "dark comedy" moniker. The Revenant fits right alongside his other works: it's a brutal, showy, technical masterpiece that will make you want to take a shower afterwards, but it may not have as much going on under the hood as you might think from such an Oscar-hopeful production.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

10 Biggest Oscar Snubs of 2016

While the voting board for the Oscars, consisting of thousands of industry professionals, is much more "legit" than that of the 90-some-odd journalists that make up the Oscar's weird step-child, the Golden Globes, the Academy still gets things wrong every year. Sometimes really deserving movies and performances get left by the curb and have to walk home with that sad Incredible Hulk hitchhiking music playing in the background. The following are, in my opinion, the top ten snubbiest Oscar snubs of 2016!

10. The Good Dinosaur for Best Animated Feature

Although Pixar got onto the list with Inside Out, their holiday release, The Good Dinosaur, was left for extinction. Whether or not you dug the movie (I liked it despite its very simple story), the environmental animation was stunning and it does sting a little when the typically Oscar-friendly animation studio doesn't automatically earn a spot on the nomination list.

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