SIU Reviews: The Oscars 2016

Feb 26, 2016

Sunday marks the 88th presentation of the Academy Awards.   In honor of this year's Oscars, SIU Reviews takes a closer look at some of the nominated films.

The Oscar nominated drama  Room stars actress Brie Larson in the title role as a woman who has been held captive for seven years in a small space along with her 5-year old son.

Film critic Simone Becque takes a closer look at the film that's based on Emma Donoghue's novel of the same name.  Room is nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress.

The Oscar nominated stop-motion animated film  Anomalisa  tells the story of a lonely self-help author who perceives everyone as identical until an encounter at a hotel.  

Film critic Walter Metz takes a closer look. Anomalisa is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

The Oscar nominated bio-pic  Joy  is based on the life of Joy Mangano - a self-made business woman and inventor of the Miracle Mop. 

Film critic Simone Becque takes a closer look.  Jennifer Lawrence plays the title role in Joy and is nominated for Best Actress.
 

The Oscar nominated film Carol is a British romantic drama set in New York in 1952 that tells the story of an aspiring young photographer and her relationship with an older woman going through a difficult divorce. 

Film critic Walter Metz takes a closer look.   Carol is nominated for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Costume Design, Original Music Score, and Writing.