Author's Note:The cinema is a true form of art. It should be considered high art along with paintings, sculpture, literature, and music. One could even argue that the cinema is a combination of all of these into one.
I enjoy the cinema. I love a good movie. What is a good movie? It is a good story, told well, acted well, presented in an aesthetic way that enhances the narrative.
Not every movie has to move me. Sometimes I just want to go to a movie for mindless fun. I want to eat some popcorn, drink some soda, and enjoy the time with my family and friends as we watch explosions on the screen. Other times, I get the opportunity to watch a movie that is more subtle.
Movie Review: Nebraska
Since this movie has been out for some time, and was nominated for an Oscar, I feel I can include some spoilers. Yes I will be giving away the ending. Since I do recommend you see this film, if this is an important factor to you please do not read any further than this paragraph. You will be seeing a slow paced, melodramatic, black and white film. This is not Bruce Dern's finest work but he does a very good job. Will Forte is very understated in his best performance to date. This movie is not for the Michael Bay crowd.
The cast is rounded out by Bob Odenkirk as the “successful” brother Ross and finally, brilliantly by Stacy Keach as Ed Peagram.
The cinematography is almost a character in itself. Normally I would look at a black and white movie as an attempt to be art-house, instead I see this as almost a tribute to Ansel Adams work.
As we travel with David and Woody we experience the incredible vistas as well as the small towns. The beauty is breathtaking.
However, If you are looking for a solid story, acted well by terrific actors in beautiful scenery then watch this movie. This movie was well deserving of it's Oscar nomination.
Final Score: 88 / 100
References:1. Michael Bay Explosion: http://www.irkitated.com/2015/01/make-michael-bay-movie.html
2. Where Should Lucky Travel to Next? http://blog.pch.com/blog/2015/01/20/who-will-win-the-one-million-dollar-prize-from-pch-today/
3. Strange Romance: A Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Photo Album http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2012/06/strange-romance-tom-cruise-and-katie-holmes-photo-album/54072/
4. Ansel Adams, The Tetons and The Snake River (1942) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansel_Adams