If you checked out our previous list, there were a lot of films still not considered. We’ve compiled everything to make this next list. It’s 2014 now and even though the 2013 award circuit hasn’t completed, it is about time that we start looking toward the future.
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The 2013 Palme d’Or winner “Blue is the Warmest Color,” made a reprise earlier this week, continuing it’s strring of positive reviews and momentum.
At this point, several films have been seen at Telluride and Venice and here are some of the key films that have been seen and initial reactions to them:
One of the few Oscar hopefuls yet to have a trailer speak for it, “Labor Day” follows a mother (Kate Winslet) and her son (Gattlin Griffith) when an escaped convict (Josh Brolin) comes into their lives.
Right after the film wrapped up it was met with some strong-worded praise, followed by some shrugs. The film currently has 4 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, 3 positive and 1 negative.
Within the early reviews and reactions, the consensus seems to be it is very good, but may be too sugar-coated for Oscar. Multiple comparisons have been made to Nicholas Sparks, although one was made to Terrence Malick. May not make it into the Oscars in such a crowded year, unless many of the films are revealed to be of lower quality. (more…)