Every Oscar-Nominated Movie You Can Catch In Cinemas Before February 10th - Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka
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Every Oscar-Nominated Movie You Can Catch In Cinemas Before February 10th

Murder mysteries, network scandals and... Hitler?

It is widely known (or should be) that the most fun opinions to have are low-stakes ones – opinions on outcomes that don’t affect you, and that, in the grand scheme of things, probably won’t make any kind of difference whatsoever. In short, opinions on things that are really none of our business. Real aunty shit.

And what affects us less than award shows? The 1% thriving, eating plant-based finger food and talking to fancy people. Can’t relate, but that’s not going to stop us from having very strong opinions about which white person deserves which award.

And what a range of white people the Oscars – held this year on the 10th of February – have given us to choose from! And as easy as it is to decide who should win based on how much you liked their movie trailer, it will probably be a little bit more self-respectful and a lot more adult of you to just watch the movie in its entirety. Plus, with streaming services like Netflix coming in hot with a number of critically-acclaimed Oscar contenders (namely The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes), movies premiering in cinemas may soon become an anomaly — which is why you should capitalise on the promise of popcorn, unnecessarily powerful air conditioning, and a random assortment of movie trailers before they’re all gone.

Below is a list of every Oscar nominated movie now showing in cinemas in Colombo, and why you should go see them.

Little Women
Coming to PVR Cinemas on February 7th.
Plot: Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 1868 classic, the film follows the March sisters as they come of age in the years after the Civil War.
Watch if you… Loved the book and/or the 1994 movie adaptation, would like to see Timothée Chalamet in an assortment of late 20th-century period costumes, want to support the work of female filmmakers.

Bombshell
Now showing at Scope Cinemas and PVR Cinemas.
Plot: Based on true events, a group of female employees challenge Fox News CEO Roger Ailes over the oppressive environment he presided over at the network.
Watch if you… Want to see an unfiltered and empathetic depiction of sexual harassment in the workplace, are intrigued by the relationship between power, politics, and truth.

Ford v Ferrari
Showing now at Scope Cinemas.
Plot: American car designer Carrol Shelby and driver and mechanic Ken Miles set out to build a car for Ford that will beat Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Watch if you… Are into cars and racing, want to hear Batman do a Birmingham accent, are prepared to get very emotionally invested.

Jojo Rabbit
Now showing at Scope Cinemas and PVR Cinemas.
Plot: A young boy in the Hitler Youth finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
Watch if you… Are ready to laugh a lot but also feel vaguely guilty every time you do, want to see an unexpected and refreshing version of a widely-depicted moment in history.

Knives Out
Now showing at Scope Cinemas.
Plot: A detective investigates the mysterious death of a wealthy crime novelist and patriarch of a highly combative family.
Watch if you… Like anything by Agatha Christie, are prepared to see Chris Evans in a lot of turtlenecks, want to watch a family even more dysfunctional than your own (representation matters!).

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