As is tradition, here are my reviews of the 2015 Academy Award Best Picture nominees, from my least favorite to my favorite. Enjoy!American Sniper
I have no idea what rock I was living under, but I went into American Sniper unaware it was a true story or a controversial film. I just went to see it with the same expectations I do for all potential Best Picture movies, very high ones. Clint Eastwood can make good movies and knows how to throw a punch, especially at the end. When the credits rolled, I was just as silent as everybody else. I can't deny that it was an entertaining movie.
But, of the eight, this falls as my least favorite. I've seen modern day war movies that I'd gladly watch again. This was not one of them. Also, that fake baby right? Serious misstep.
My grade: B- (See, still a high grade, just not my favorite.)The Imitation Game
The story of Alan Turing is incredibly interesting, and even if you never see this movie, I encourage you to go read up on him. The story of Benedict Cumberbatch is almost equally interesting, and it's been intriguing watching his career explode.