Looking Ahead: The 2014 Oscars

Original 86th annual Oscars poster from Wikipedia

Original 86th annual Oscars poster from Wikipedia

Now that Sundance is over, my good friend and fellow movie fiend suggested that I take on the films in the running for the 2014 Best Picture Oscar, as well as those nominated for Best Documentary Feature. Of the nine movies nominated for Best Picture (see list below), I’ve seen three of them already, so that just leaves six to watch in the coming weeks before the March 2nd awards ceremony. Of the films I haven’t seen yet, I know 12 Years a Slave will be excellent, and I’m looking forward to Her. But by and large I’m more of an indie movie watcher. Hollywood movies tend to disappoint me, but I’m trying to keep an open mind.

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Documentary Feature

20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square