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SIU Reviews: The Oscars 2016

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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.

movie poster of Room

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.

movie poster of Anomalisa

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.

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movie poster of Joy

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.
 

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movie poster of Carol

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.

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