…contemplate

Well, here we are folks, nearly at the end of our road to the Oscars, and I saved the most tedious of films for last. Zer will of course be back tomorrow with “Spotlight” to conclude our best picture nominee reviews, but I got the honor of reviewing “The Revenant.” (I win!) Okay, anyone who…

…embark

Hiding among this year’s best picture cast of characters, a band of astronauts, lawyers, bankers, post-apocalyptic warriors, and bad ass investigative journalists, is a young Irish-American immigrant woman named Eilis (Saoirse Ronan). Her story is not small, but simple, yet spanning continents, and frankly the perfect place to start. And thus 2WC’s countdown to the Oscars begins…

…mislead

There’s something surprisingly small about Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina” that surprised and delighted me. It’s a cast of four, two men, two women. Two of them are human, two of them are androids, and one of them lives (theoretically). That’s all I’ll tell you.