During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. (IMDb)
Nominations: Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance), Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing, and Original Screenplay
Ok. So. Maybe I missed something. Because this was a really good movie. Not Spielberg’s or Hanks’ best, but still a really solid movie. But, I don’t know if this was Oscar worthy. Maybe it’s a personal bias, since I’ve never been one for Cold War or Spy movies. But, I can take a step back and say that this is a very well made Cold War spy movie. The scenes that really popped for me were the ones where Hanks’ character got to negotiate. The dialogue (and Hanks) were on fire in those. Mark Rylance was also really impressive. I don’t know though. At the end of the day, I think this is a little on the forgettable side, in terms of an Oscar nominee.