You heard it here first. This year’s Oscar nominations have just come out. Cutting to the chase, there are nine films nominated for Best Picture. These ones:
- “The Artist”
- “The Descendants”
- “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
- “The Help”
- “Midnight in Paris”
- “The Tree of Life”
- “War Horse”
Of these, I’ve seen six (I’m missing Moneyball, Hugo and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close).
Of the six I have seen, they’re a pretty mediocre collection. Don’t bother to see War Horse, The Tree of Life or The Artist. Midnight in Paris is nice for a lightweight, romantic night out, The Descendants is a harmless first date movie, and The Help would by my pick for a film that offers a bit more than mindless entertainment (but it’s still not up to Best Picture standard).
Review of The Artist and the rest to follow soon!