It’s hard to believe that we’re already rounding the corner on yet another Oscar season. I have high hopes for this year’s nominees, especially given the Academy’s slow but sure efforts to stop snubbing minorities and women. This year, the Oscars could make waves like no other year before. We’re seeing a diverse spectrum of films getting buzz, from women leading films in directing, writing and producing to better representation for minorities and the LGBT community in storylines and in casting.
Of course, that’s not to say the Oscars aren’t lacking in those classic, iconic names either. Meryl Streep, Daniel Day Lewis and George Clooney all have their hats in the ring, too. But a new, fresh wave of filmmakers is heading our way.
It’s time to make your list of must-see movies. There are quite a few this year that deserve a spot on the list.