2012 Oscar Movies Reviewed

Finally, 9 for 9!

Well, it only took me six months, but I finally managed to see and review all 9 Best Picture nominees from the 2012 Oscars.  That’s right – I’m that timely.  To be fair, I saw and reviewed most of them months ago – there was only one straggler.  Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close was one I just didn’t get to until recently.

In a year where even the Academy couldn’t find 10 movies worth nominating, some of the entries were less solid than others.  Let’s just say I’m glad I didn’t rush out to see Extremely Loud in the theater.  Having now seen all 9, I feel good about the outcome of the awards ceremony – I don’t always, questioning the Academy’s motives for awarding the Best Picture statue to movies that will surely never stand the test of time, forget being the best picture produced all year.  This year I think they got it right.  Of course, there are the hundreds of movies I didn’t see last year – maybe there’s a hidden gem out there, just waiting for me to discover it and wail at the unfairness of smaller movies being left out of the running for the big awards (I hope I find one – that’s such fun!).  But for now, I’m happy.

So here you have it – reviews of each of the films nominated for Best Picture at the 2012 Academy Awards, including Best Picture winner, The Artist, as well as a convenient little Carousel of Consumerism at the bottom through which you can shop from the cream of the 2011 movie crop.  Enjoy!

The Artist

The Descendents

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The Help


Midnight in Paris


The Tree of Life

War Horse


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