The 2017 Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 26, 2017 and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The first ever Oscar Battle Royale is here and the Fox Force Five News staff are competing head to head to see who can predict the most correct wins. Check out the full list of nominees below and see who picked what – then Monday we will grant the invisible championship trophy of Oscar Battle Royale 2017 to whoever comes out on top. Read more
The 2017 Academy Awards Nominations have been revealed and La La Land is on track to follow-up it’s impressive Golden Globes haul as it rakes in a whopping 14 nominations. Moonlight and Arrival tied for second place with 8 each. Check out the full list of nominees here. Read more
2016 featured more than a few good movies. But as far as big-budget spectacles go, very few really stood out, as the majority of the studio tent poles were largely disappointing. Luckily, however, smaller, more independent movies stepped up big time this year. For me, the majority of the best movies I saw in 2016 were more affecting than they were movies that left me in awe or that had a “wow” factor.
While there was one movie that stood out above the rest for my Number 1 spot, spots 2-10 required me to thoroughly scrutinize my list in order to place the rest of the movies I saw this year in the right spots. So, without further ado, here are the 10 best movies of the year, at least in my opinion:
The true story of the heroics of Pfc. Desmond Doss is nothing short of incredible, unreal, and every other superlative you can come up with. Director Mel Gibson (Braveheart) admirably tells Doss’s story in Hacksaw Ridge, a powerful war drama steeped in grace from its main character and horror from its battlefield sequences. Hacksaw Ridge does not shy away from its unwavering principles in a time where the world was tearing itself apart. While it might feel clichéd at times, the cast of Hacksaw Ridge elevates those moments and give balance to a war drama that doesn’t need to rely solely on war violence to drive the narrative. War dramas are a dime a dozen, but Hacksaw Ridge is without a doubt the best war drama in recent memory and the first movie of the fall that could (and should) generate some Oscar buzz.