…grin and bear it

This Friday we find ourselves on the very edge of Oscar season, crusaders. Film buffs are getting their final thoughts in before the nominees are announced next Tuesday, everyone is eager to see what this year’s select few will be. Everyone has their own opinions and their own award prediction litmus tests. There are the Golden…

…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…

…connect the dots

I hate spoilers, as should any movie fan in my opinion.  You can’t get that moment back, that moment when you realize how it’s all going to end, whodunit, etc. For the great ones that moment is delayed, for the fun ones it’s pretty clear from the onset, and for the crappy ones, well… Needless…

…Strike the Right Tone

The history of any great nation, rests on some broad shoulders and great minds.  The same can be said for any great film. Sadly, “The Iron Lady,” falls short of great, and Meryl Streep’s shoulders are not quite broad enough. Phyllida Lloyd’s “The Iron Lady,” had some exciting material to work with.  Margaret Thatcher’s 11…