The Unforgivable

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal Directed By Nora Finkshite Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: Yes The Plot: Sandra Bullock plays a woman recently released from prison after serving 20 years, and attempts to rejoin a society that overwhelmingly makes it a seemingly impossible task. The film also explores the victim’s surviving family, and their reaction to her getting released on parole. The film takes these two stories already deeply intertwined, and twists them further. What Works: I know Netflix can’t offer every single one of their exclusive titles an Oscar qualifying run, but … Continue reading The Unforgivable

The Contenders: A Look At 5 Upcoming Oscar Hopefuls

1) Nebraska Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways) returns with a film that was a huge hit at Cannes this year. Lead actor Bruce Dern even won an award there. With Will Forte in the cast, might he get a surprising Best Supporting Actor nomination? Or is Macgruber too much of a long shot? Nebraska features an aging alcoholic making a road trip with his son to claim a million dollar prize. Basically, the pundits agree that it is a strong contender for a Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Screenplay nomination. The wildcard here is Forte. 2) American Hustle Every once … Continue reading The Contenders: A Look At 5 Upcoming Oscar Hopefuls