“The Big Short” is a typical Wall Street film, with all the bells and whistles that you'd expect to accompany it. It is also a film that garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Picture for its distinct flair and method of storytelling.
Behind all the glorious, exhilarating fun of "Mad Max: Fury Road" is something deeper—a message of resilience and honor in the face of the total collapse of civilization, with a distinctly feminist flavor—which is what makes it a strong Best Picture contender.
In "The Revenant," director Alejandro G. Iñárritu returns after winning the Academy Award for Best Picture for "Birdman" last year to share a gut-wrenching journey of a man fighting against the unstoppable forces of nature to achieve vengeance.
In "Bridge of Spies," Tom Hanks portrays James Donovan, an affluent American lawyer who has been asked to defend a Soviet spy. Donovan must defend his client, as well as his family and beliefs in this period thriller.
Instead of turning a tragedy into yet another emotionally draining drama, “Room” manages to find hope in the horrifying, creating a powerful film that carries the weight necessary to contend with the other great works in its Oscars category.
A touching immigrant story that transports audiences into 1950s New York, “Brooklyn” is a romantic drama, filled with rich history and full of emotion, and deserves its Oscar Nominations of Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress.
The annual Madrigals Feaste brought medieval life to the stage at Jordan Middle School this past weekend. A staple in the choirs’ annual concerts, Madrigals featured creative songs and a comedic plotline.