Friday, September 11, 2015

Oscar Watch: Room #2 (2015)

Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episode of my Oscar Watch where I discuss trailers for upcoming Oscar contenders. For this post, I will delve into the second trailer for one of my most anticipated movies for the rest of the year, Room.

While the first trailer had me intrigued, this latest one has me completely sold and continuously intrigued as I am sensing an ambiguity surrounding Brie Larson's character. She looks like she has a really juicy role in this and I hope that this film can lead to more amazing roles worthy of her talents. Word on her performance is quite positive. Today, I listened to a podcast with Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson from the film site Indiewire and when they were talking about Room and Larson's performance, Thompson said that believes that she will get in. That has my faith in Larson's chances slowly growing.

Also, I loved seeing Joan Allen getting some face time. While it looks like she has a small role, she will likely make the most of it. She is the kind of actress that does more with less and is a very underrated actress at that. With 3 Oscar nods under her belt and no wins, she, along with Glenn Close, has become my new "Moore" (overdue actress that hasn't won). The kid Jacob Tremblay, who plays Jack, also looks like he is doing a fine job and I think it is interesting how they have him as a narrator. So I am still very excited for this and when it finally comes out, hopefully, it lives up to the hype.

So, what are your thoughts on the latest Room trailer? Do you think it looks like a viable Oscar contender and do you think Brie Larson can sneak in the Best Actress category with some tough competition (Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan, etc.)? Also, do you think this looks like a good film in general? Please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!