Films You Must Watch Before Tuning In To Oscars

  • Gayathri Mathivanan
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  • February 26, 2016, 12:40 PM

1. Carol

Director: Todd Haynes

Running time: 1h 58m

Adapted from: The Price of Salt

Story by: Patricia Highsmith

Todd Haynes's period romance is already one of the year's most acclaimed releases. Based on Patricia Highsmith's long-banned novel of the same name, Carol stars Cate Blanchett as a mysterious married woman who enchants Rooney Mara's lonely young shop assistant.



2. Room

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Running time: 1h 58m

Writer: Emma Donoghue

Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

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