Can Mad Max: Fury Road buck the odds and sweep the slate? Will AMPAS award the white people involved in Creed and Straight Outta Compton and then congratulate itself for being liberal and celebrating diversity? Can Leonardo DiCaprio ever forget Mercy Humppe and win an Academy Award? Find out on Saturday night!
Jesus Christ Bananas, this was a busy month, but I guess I should expect no less from the biggest month of awards season. On the upside, I saw some great stuff this month: The Force Awakens, Goodnight Mommy, The Martian, Room, Sicario, and Spotlight all made it to my 2015 top-ten. On the downside, focusing on award contenders meant I missed Krampus and a couple of other late-year horror offerings. Never got around to The Look of Silence, either. And even after three viewings, I still didn’t get The Assassin to the point where I could write about it and not feel like an asshole.
And now, for the overview!