March: To Watch List

So does anyone remember the Oscars? Happened last week, kinda extremely racist, Leo won? Well your intrepid reviewers stayed up until 5 AM watching that ceremony for reasons I can’t claim to understand. So throughout the month of March we will be posting our Oscar Film reviews and judging whether or not they really did deserve the wins, or losses they had. Expect a lot of shade at the academy’s blatant racism.

Films To Watch:

Spotlight Poster

Spotlight: 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. Directed by Tom McCarthy.

Carol Poster

Carol: An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Directed by Todd Haynes

The Revenant Poster

The Revenant:  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. Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Room Poster

Room: Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

The Martian Poster

The Martian: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Directed by Ridley Scott.

The Big Short Poster

The Big Short: Four denizens in 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. Directed by Adam Mckay.

I get that Brooklyn and Mad Max aren’t on there but rest assured they will be watched eventually, there’s only so much time in a month.

And the Danish Girl isn’t on there because it’s boring.

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