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I watched all the Best Picture nominees so you don't have to. Here is a brief summary of reasons you might want to see each movie, or skip it.

The Big Short

Check out my specific thoughts on the movie here.

See The Big Short if:

  • you're interested in current events
  • you're interested in economics
  • you like complicated movies
  • you like great acting

Skip it if:

  • you're dumb
  • you don't care about what happens to America
  • you don't like true stories

Bridge of Spies

Check out my specific thoughts on the movie here.

See Bridge of Spies if:

  • you're a Cold War history buff
  • you watch everything that Spielberg and/or the Coen Brothers do.
  • you like to talk about spies
  • you like dramas

Skip it if:

  • you want to see actual spies
  • you want a thriller

Brooklyn

Check out my specific thoughts on the movie here.

See Brooklyn if:

  • you like a pretend 1950's New York
  • you like Irish people
  • you like romances

Skip it if:

  • you need substance to your movie
  • you need realism in your movie
  • you don't like Irish people
  • you don't like romances

Mad Max: Fury Road

Check out my specific thoughts on the movie here.

See [Mad Max: Fury Road](tag:41445) if:

  • you like visionary re-inventions of cinema
  • you like epic adventures
  • you like female empowerment
  • you like to see whole new worlds
  • you like to see social commentary hiding in the action

Skip it if:

  • you don't like loud movies
  • you don't like to watch car races
  • you have no imagination
  • you hate awesome movies

The Martian

Check out my specific thoughts on the movie here.

See The Martian if:

  • you like science
  • you like teamwork
  • you like Ridley Scott or Matt Damon
  • you like Mars

Skip it if:

  • you hate fiction movies that teach you things
  • you need an action hero
  • you think Mars should have laser guns and real Martians, not Matt Damon

The Revenant

Check out my specific thoughts on the movie here

See The Revenant if:

  • you like survival stories
  • you like American history of the 1800's
  • you like Leonardo diCaprio
  • you like awesome cinematography
  • you like grueling and depressing adventures

Skip it if:

  • you don't like camping
  • you don't like bears
  • you don't like Leonardo diCaprio
  • you like movies that are short and funny

Room

Check out my specific thoughts on the movie here.

See Room if:

  • you like drama thrillers
  • you don't care if you cry at movies
  • you like to see new perspectives on human problems

Skip it if:

  • you don't like to see kids be sad or scared
  • you don't like philosophical thoughts in your stories
  • you need a large, epic adventure

Spotlight

Check out my specific thoughts about the movie here.

See Spotlight if:

  • you care about current events
  • you care about kids
  • you like movies about investigative reporting
  • you like movies about conspiracies

Skip it if:

  • you don't like to get mad
  • you don't like movies that are just talking
  • you want to ignore reality
  • you don't like controversy

Poll

If you could remove one of the Best Picture nominees, which would it be?

In the comments, state why you rejected it, or name the movie you would put in its place!

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