We’re just giddy for the upcoming Oscars. The lineup of Best Picture nominees is out of this world and we’re having a hard time deciding who we think deserves the gold. The nine nominees this year have produced heart wrenching, beautiful stories that inspire us in so many ways. Haven’t seen some of them yet? Never fear! We’ve recapped each film and matched it to a DENY Artist Collection that will help guide you through the best of the best.
Amour: True love is put to the test in this heart-wrenching tale of a couple in their eighties. The story follows Georges who becomes the caretaker for his wife after she suffers a stroke. Don’t forget your tissues for this one.
Argo: It’s not always glitz and glam in the movie making business. Based on true events this suspenseful flick about a rescue mission in Iran will keep you biting your fingernails ‘til the last second.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild
Beasts of the Southern Wild: Hush Puppy is one fierce little gal who won’t let a hurricane in the Louisiana bayou bring her down. An inspiring and fantastical tale with the most dynamic six-year old we’ve ever seen.
Django Unchained: Yep, he’s an outlaw, all right. A sometimes gruesome tale (but hey, it’s Quentin Tarantino!) of a slave out for revenge, the performances from Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leo DiCaprio are definitely worth a look. Tarantino shows us again that sometimes history just needs to be re-written a little…
Les Miserables: You know the characters. You know the music. So what’s better than seeing it come together on the big screen? Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway excel and (almost) make up for Russell Crowe’s singing… if you can call it that.
Life of Pi
Life of Pi: Man’s best friend: a dog? Nope, it’s a tiger. Based on the best-selling novel this magical adventure story comes to life in a huge way. Orangutans, zebras, and hyenas, oh my!
Lincoln: Sure, sure, we all know the story. But do we? Daniel Day Lewis transforms himself as the leader of our country during one of the most significant points in history with the passing of the 13th Amendment.
Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook: What happens when two people with emotional problems who can’t function in society spend time together? A dance competition, of course!
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty: This political drama based on the assassination of Osama Bin Laden is not for the faint of heart. It’s unapologetic in showing the realities of war and the brutality of interrogations, but with cinema sweetheart Jessica Chastain in the lead it’ll definitely surprise you. She’s one bad motherf****r.
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