Tuesday, January 12, 2010

EW's 25 To Watch Before the 2010 Oscars

Right around this time, I do a big push to try to catch all well-received, powerful looking films I can before they disappear for theaters, only to reappear on DVD after awards season has ended. At the very least, I like to have seen all five (now ten) Best Picture nominated films before the Academy Awards. Top 10, 25, and 50 lists from across the web always help me keep track of what I feel I should (and want) to see.
In case you missed it, Entertainment Weekly released their list of 25 movies to watch before the Oscars. The thinking - these are the ones likely to nab award consideration, so if you want to be in the loop, check them out. (I'm well on my way with 12/25 down - though, apologies to all talent and crew involved, I think I'll be skipping a few on the list.)

(500) Days of Summer
A Serious Man
A Single Man
An Education
The Blind Side
Bright Star
Crazy Heart
District 9
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Hurt Locker
The Informant!
Inglorious Basterds
It's Complicated
Julie & Julia
The Last Station
The Lovely Bones
The Messenger
Star Trek
Up in the Air
The Young Victoria

Oddly absent from the list:

Broken Embraces
The Road
Where the Wild Things Are
The White Ribbon