Recent Movies

 

With award season creeping up, I have an abundance of movies to watch. My family is part of the academy; as you can imagine, they receive a billion creeners. Around this time every year, I lock myself in my room on weekends and watch all of the nominated films.

JOY

My mom and I went to the Joy premiere in NYC because my mom is friends with people on the production team. I love everything Jennifer Lawrence does, and Joy was no exception. The way Jennifer, Bradley Cooper, and David O’Russel work together is inspiring. They keep succeeding, film after film. Joy was their most recent collaboration, following Silver Linings Playbook (which won Jennifer the Oscar) and American Hustle. It seems that Bradley and Jennifer compliment each other’s acting, considering the best roles of their careers were with each other. As a woman, I love watching strong, independent, female entrepenuers strive and push the limits. That is exactly what Joy has to offer.

SICARIO

I stumbled upon Sicario by accident. I wanted to go to the movies, but hadn’t heard of anything amazing. At the ticket booth, I asked the man who worked there which movie he heard good things about. He instantly said, “Sicario”, so I trusted him and bought 2 tickets for the next Sicario showing. I normally wouldn’t have trusted a stranger, since movie opinions are so personal. But let me tell you, that man was right. Sicario was one of the best movies I have seen this year.

THE REVENANT

I had been dying to watch The Revenant ever since the trailer came out a few months ago. I’m a huge Leo and Tom Hardy fan. The first time I noticed Tom Hardy’s acting was in Mad Max. I know, pathetic. Revenant was overly hyped up, and by the time I saw it, I wasn’t too impressed. Maybe it throws your judgement off when people speak so highly about it something. Leo and Tom Hardy’s acting was beyond amazing. This may be the year Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar!

99 HOMES

I did not expect this movie to be as good as it was (even though I love Andrew Garfield). It was heartbreaking to watch, because it relives the 2008 recession and shows people losing their homes. It was a hard time for a majority of the United States, and families are still recovering today. I know my family was affected by it, and it is impossible to imagine the terror of loosing your home.

EVEREST

This is an on-the-edge, suspenseful, thriller about a team of hikers that climb Mount Everest. Climbing the highest mountain in the world is a bit tricky, as you can probably imagine. The expedition takes a bad turn after a storm takes them all by surprise.. You have to watch to see the dramatic ending!

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