Which Oscar Films to go back and actually Watch?

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Which Oscar Films to go back and actually Watch?

So the Oscars are over and you’re wondering if you should actually go back and watch the films you missed? Many film lovers go through this every year, and they end up turning to the Biggest Oscar Nerd They Know for advice on what to see. I’m proud to say that in my circle of acquaintances, this title goes to me. Every year, I make a goal of watching every single Oscar-nominated film. I drag family members to obscure or depressing movies they’d really prefer to pay not to watch. When some of the films turn out to be in French (read: Two Days One Night) they give me dirty looks that fortunately I’m prevented from seeing, because the theater is dark. I shell out over $200 for movie tickets in order to spend most of the beginning of the year actively ruining my social life by sitting in a dark theater not communicating with anyone. And … I love it. The lights dim, the music begins, you sink down in the faded red velvet of your seat and abandon yourself utterly to the story.

But for those who don’t have tons of spare time for abandoning themselves to stories, here is my brief summary of whether or not to see the eight films nominated for Best Picture this year. Read More...

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