…Choose Wisely

Happy Oscar Sunday! It’s finally here! With all the glamour, craziness, and inspiration we’ve come to expect. When it’s all said and done, most of us are in no way impacted by the events of tonight. However, we and the world are touched by the films that tonight celebrates. Perhaps that’s why so many of…

…dare to dream

Happy Oscars Eve! We’ve made it through our best pics marathon, so now all that’s left to do is patiently wait for the big event to arrive. We recognize that not everyone has the time to stay on top of their nominated film viewing. With just over 24 hours until showtime, it’s time to make…

…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…

…expand your horizons

With the exception of “The Big Short” our Oscars countdown thus far has taken us on some epic journeys—across the Atlantic to a new home in “Brooklyn,” hundreds of millions of miles from home in “The Martian,” and straight into the heart of Cold War era East Germany in “Bridge of Spies.”(I suppose an argument…

…explore

So far on this year’s road to the Oscars we’ve seen an immigrant’s tale in “Brooklyn,” and the “The Big Short” on Wall Street. Today, we’re going a bit further with a little science fiction and a whole lot of inspiration from “The Martian.”

…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…