“Lincoln” is Steven Spielberg at his best.
It’s a big film with a big cast and it makes no apologies for it.
The film recounts President Lincoln’s efforts to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which would formally abolish slavery in the US. Fearing that the courts will not recognize his Emancipation Proclamation once the Civil War has ended, Lincoln is eager to pass the amendment since the war is quickly drawing to a close.
While the film’s name suggests a focus on this legendary president, ”Lincoln” also shows the political landscape during our nation’s darkest time. It’s amazing how little has changed in over 150 years. Read the rest of this entry
With one week until Oscar Sunday, we thought we’d take a moment to pay homage to one of our favorite genres—animation.
And we’re willing to bet it’s probably one of your favorites too, even if you’re not quite ready to admit it. Read the rest of this entry
Before jumping into the big films of this Oscar season, we thought we’d take some time to review the lesser known nominated films, the smaller films, literally—the shorts.
Since they are short films, it only seems fitting to have short reviews. Although, a lot more could and has been written about these Oscar-worthy films.
First up—Animated Shorts: Read the rest of this entry
It’s no surprise that Hollywood is a tough town. To make it, you have to either know someone or compromise, or most likely both.
It turns out that this struggle to stay in the spotlight never ends.
We’re all familiar with the annual “Remembrance” video. You know, the four-minute reminder about who passed away during the past year, or at least those who were lucky enough to make the cut.
It turns out, there’s some serious campaigning that goes into making the Oscar obituary video. In fact, there have been some serious snubs in rescent years. Read the rest of this entry
It’s February, and that can mean only one thing here at 2WC. It’s Oscar month!
Yes, you read that correctly. The entire month of February leading up to the Oscars will be dedicated to film and everything we love about it.
We’ll be reviewing all the best picture nominees and then some. This way you don’t have to see all the nominated films and can still look cultured and smart (just be sure and tell your friends to check out 2WC and we’ll call it even).
Plus we’ll be sharing our thoughts on who will be taking home Oscar gold this year (spoiler: Daniel Day-Lewis will win).
So from now until February 24th (ish), you’ll have to go elsewhere for your news pertaining to anything outside the cinematic realm. Read the rest of this entry