Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Oscar Watch: Truth (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 upcoming  Dan Rather biopic Truth starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford.

Truth is about the last days of news anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes and a report that they broadcasted about George Bush back in 2004 that proved to be highly controversial due to their sources being unverifiable.

Just as a heads up, though, I have a feeling that because we also have Spotlight, another movie about journalists in the conversation, I could see people consistently comparing the two as this awards season progresses. But early word suggests that Truth is the "feel-bad" journalism movie of the year so I wouldn't be surprised if they leaned more towards Spotlight. 

But more on Truth. The first thing that caught my eye about this trailer is perhaps Cate Blanchett. As soon as she entered the screen, it was like "Roar!" She already stuck the claws out and owned the screen. I think she is definitely set for a Best Actress nod, but the question is for which movie? This or Carol? 

I'm a little unsure about the film itself because I'm getting Network vibes. So it might be very been there, done that. But what do you guys think? Do you think it looks like a viable Oscar contender? Please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section and even post whether you think it just looks like a good movie. Thanks for reading!