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Can anyone believe this? An entire movie, which is shot inside  a single room would become one of the classics, and yet become a top grosser?  Can a 1957  movie  still be relevant?  Is that possible? The answer is yes, and the celluloid classic is 12 Angry Men from the director Sidney Lumet, produced by Henry Fonda, who also starred in the lead character.  In one word this movie just stripped off the American Judiciary.  The movie begins with the Judge's order to deliberate a case of a young man who was acquiesced of stabbing his own father to death.   The Judge asks the members of Jury to give an unanimous verdict, and the poor boy's face fades out as the Juries assembles themselves inside their room.  Except only one of the juries all the members decide that the lad is guilty. Only one man differs and he argues with the fellow members and eventually lead to the acquittal of the lad.  What makes this film so special and very relevant even today is the way it handles the charac

Oscars Fever Running High


Nominated Pictures

Arrival

Fences


Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water


Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion 
Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight


I Have watched three of the above  Arrival, Hacksaw ridge and Hell or High Water Hacksaw Ridge is definitely a movie classic, and Arrival has a wonderful screenplay technique. While Hacksaw Ridge portrays the magic of hope, Arrival scores on the technique of its screenplay.

 If you take off the screenplay Arrival is just another alien film The heroine acquires a power by which she can foresee future and change the past while she is in the present. The screenplay wonderfully transfers this power the audience! Really cool indeed.
Movie fanatics predicts that La La Land will win this year's Oscars!

In my opinion, Hacksaw Ridge deserves, but it is not necessary, it is even beyond such puny awards.
Arrival may be applauded for its unique screenplay technique. It remind me Memento by the legendary director Christopher Nolan.

Hell or High Water is a crime thriller, in which two brothers make a very wrong choice to pay off their depts.

Let us wait and see..

Nominated Best Actors are
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

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