It's Oscar season again, and this year, nine movie were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture out of a possible ten. Below you can find our review of each of them -- and where you can still see them in St. Louis.
We called it a "con to fall for" in our review
, and you can still see it at these theaters
Tom Hanks plays the commander of the Maersk Alabama, a U.S. cargo ship en route from Oman to Kenya beset by Somali pirates.
Read our full Captain Phillips movie review
. Here's where you can watch Captain Phillips at St. Louis movie theaters
Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey lost 40 pounds to play AIDS victim, entrepreneur, and ad-hoc activist Ron Woodruff in Dallas Buyers Club
Read our full review of Dallas Buyers Club
and here are the theaters
in which it's showing in St. Louis.
Some movies are so tense and deeply affecting that they shave years off your life as you're watching, only to give back that lost time, and more, at the end. Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity
is one of those movies.
Read our full Gravity movie review
. Here are the movie theaters still showing Gravity
In Spike Jonze's futuristic romance Her
, Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, an about-to-be-divorced Los Angeles writer who falls in love with an operating system, one designed not only to run his laptop and devices but to help him get through life; it intuits and meets his every need.
Read our full Her movie review
. Here are the theaters showing Her
In Alexander Payne's endearingly gruff Nebraska
, ex-auto mechanic Woody Grant (Bruce Dern, with a wild, white puff of hair) is the sucker senior citizen. But our sympathies are with his exasperated sons, David and Ross (Will Forte and Bob Odenkirk), who must gingerly convince their father that he's a fool.
Read our full Nebraska movie review
. Here are STL movie theaters still showing Nebraska
Based on actual events, Stephen Frears's Philomena
sees Judi Dench anchor a stellar stolen-children drama.
Read our full Philomena movie review
. Here's where you can see Philomena in St. Louis
12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave
: The story it tells, a true one, is horrifying: In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free, educated black man from Saratoga, New York, was kidnaped, sold into slavery and transported to Louisiana. His captivity lasted twelve years.
Read our full 12 Years a Slave movie review
. Here's where you can see 12 Years a Slave in St. Louis
The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street
is the kind of movie directors make when they wield money, power, and a not inconsiderable degree of arrogance. Sprawling and extravagant, it revels in all manner of excess, including sexual debauchery, hearty abuse of liquor and quaaludes, even dwarf-tossing.
Read our full The Wolf of Wall Street movie review
. Here's where you can see The Wolf of Wall Street in St. Louis.