The Oscars have presented a challenge to movie lovers everywhere. Log in and commit to your picks for the best of the best. Trailers are linked to each option for any armchair judges to have a second look before making a selection. The field is set. The FB link is ready. Can you beast it?
The spread of selections range from a so-called spaghetti western to a story of resilience told by a precocious young girl. One highly nominated film addresses the great divide of the Civil War, while two of the films sparked their own controversy. In the documentary category, a selection is included that contains content relevant to a recent legal ruling to allow women in combat roles. The range of topics represented may not have appealed to all audiences so some filmgoers will see this as a checklist for weekends to come before Oscar night.
If you choose not to go the comprehensive route, then you want to make sure you've seen Django and Beasts of the Southern Wild with the highly entertaining Silver Linings Playbook as a third selection. Strong cases are made for the acting in Lincoln, the cinematography of Life of Pi and the storytelling in Argo.
Now's your turn. Put your elbows on the table. Lean in. Log in. Beast it!
Let me know how you did.