I’ve always loved movies, from the Disney animation of my childhood, to the teen horrors of my older, but still before adult, stage and beyond. I’ll pretty much watch any kind of film, no matter who stars in it or what genre it belongs to, and I’m always pretty excited to see the movies that are nominated for the Oscars and whether or not they would’ve been my choices (not that I know too much on the subject). I’ve already managed to watch a few of the nominated titles, Mad Max: Fury Road, Joy and Inside Out, to name a few, but I’ve still got a list of the ones that I want to make time for over the next couple of weeks. Here’s a rundown.
Brooklyn – starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Room – starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers
After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.
Spotlight – starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
The Big Short – starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling
Four denizens of the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
The Revenant – starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Plot summaries from IMDB.