Outside the Law

With Netflix and Hulu streaming to our connected Blu-Ray player, Netflix mailing discs to our house with regularity, and us running to the theater sometimes four times in one day, you’d think this year’s Oscar Run would be one of our most complete ever. So how is it we’re going to miss 9 movies, the most we’ve missed in years?

Perhaps there’s easier access to movies in general, but not all movies. Particularly those who live in a purgatory of “just left theaters, not yet on DVD.” Add to that the Oscar categories that almost always put a movie you’d rather not see on your list (best song brought in Country Strong) and those that are hard to find anyway (any film not in English) and you have a perfect storm of Oscar completist frustration.

Here are the movies up for Oscars that we probably won’t see before the awards next Sunday:

  • Country Strong
  • Hereafter
  • In a Better World
  • Incendies
  • Inside Job
  • Outside the Law
  • The Tempest
  • The Way Back
  • Waste Land

If you can help me view any of these movies, please let me know if in the comments below.

Oh, and go see GasLand. It’s my pick for best documentary. Yes, even over Exit Through the Gift Shop. It’s available on DVD.