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.