Bright Star

Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish pine for each other in Bright Star

I’ve noticed I’m writing fewer reviews of individual movies this year, and by fewer, I mean “not a single one yet.” Sorry, movie fans. Here’s some (I hope) useful info that I can jot down quickly.

We’ve seen 26 of the 34 Oscar movies we intended to, so I can now recommend which you should see and which you should shun.

DON’T MISS:
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air
Avatar
The Messenger
In the Loop
Bright Star
Star Trek
Crazy Heart
A Single Man
The Last Station
Up
Invictus
The Princess and the Frog
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince
Food Inc.
The Cove
Burma VJ

DON’T BOTHER:
The Lovely Bones
Nine
The White Ribbon
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

GOOD, BUT FOR NICHE FANS ONLY:
Precious
Coco Before Chanel
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Blind Side
The Young Victoria
Julie & Julia
The Secret of Kells
Coraline

I STILL CAN’T DECIDE:
A Serious Man