Tag: Oscar Nominated Films

Films with Academy Award nominations or nominees.

Movie Review – “Lion”

Making his feature film directorial debut, Australian filmmaker Garth Davis has unexpectedly created this year’s most heartwarming and touching movie experience.  “Lion” is a fact-based movie that recounts the true story of Saroo Brierley and his 2014 non-fiction novel A Long Way Home, back when Saroo gets lost at a train station in his home... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Sully’

“Sully” is a powerhouse film that aviation enthusiasts will find deeply satisfying for getting the human factors in flying correct.  Eastwood’s clever technique used to tell this incredible story–in a variety of ways and perspectives–is sensational and the film’s best feature. – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF One of the most difficult challenges a filmmaker endures... Read More »

REEL BRIEF Readers Cast Their Oscar Ballots

The votes are in!  I want to express my appreciation to the 100 REEL BRIEF readers who participated in this year’s Oscar voting!  As for the results, there are several blow-outs with easy wins in the Acting, Animation and Original Song categories.  By a large margin, REEL BRIEF voters expect a big night tomorrow evening for... Read More »

My 2016 Oscar Predictions

And the Winner is… This Sunday night’s 88th Academy Awards show on ABC promises to entertain, surprise and shock viewers.  With very few solid favorites going into this telecast, expect the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to award a handful of the 8 ½ pound golden statuettes to newcomers–including a few sentimental actors... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘A War’

“A War” confronts the fog of war, the confusion and realities of split-second combat decisions and its consequences… Rarely has a film captured the sacrifices and hardships of military members and their families like “A War” does so effortlessly. A must-see for anyone who’s deployed or had a family member serve down range.  Patrick King,... Read More »

REEL BRIEF Predictions: 2016 Oscar Nominations

Tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will announce the 88th Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Here are... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Joy’

“Rather than let Lawrence’s idea hamster shine early, viewers are left with a dull start that takes the luster off of a successful ending.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF David O. Russell directs and co-writes this big-screen reunion of his hand-picked “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012) and “American Hustle” (2013) superstars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro and... Read More »

The 2015 REEL BRIEF Awards

  ★★★★ The 2015 REEL BRIEF Awards ★★★★ Best Screenplay – Adaptation “Brooklyn” “Room” “Steve Jobs” Winner – “The Martian” “The Revenant”   Best Animation Winner – “Inside Out” “The Good Dinosaur” “The Peanuts Movie” “Shaun the Sheep”   Best Cinematography “Mad Max Fury Road” “Sicario” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” “The Martian” Winner –... Read More »

Top 10 Films of 2015

Here are the REEL BRIEF Top 10 Films of 2015. 10.  The Big Short Four bold investors see the writing on the bank industry walls–and turn modern banking upside down.  A “☆☆☆☆☆” cast features Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. Using equal investments of superb casting and unique storytelling, Director Adam McKay’s... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘The Big Short’

“In one of 2015’s best films, McKay masterfully introduces us to a handful of investors that witness Wall Street’s version of the Titanic plowing full-steam ahead towards impending financial disaster.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Leave it to the director of the wildly amusing comedy hits Anchorman and Step Brothers to explain the 2008 banking crisis... Read More »

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