Oscar Rental Week Number Three! Today we focus on some Oscar winners and losers of the 90’s.
When Unforgiven was released, director and actor Clint Eastwood announced it would be his final film. 22 years and 18 films later, Eastwood continues to deliver as an all-encompassing master of tale. This is one of his best. Set in the untamed lands of Wyoming, Unforgiven is a classic tale of vengeance, justice and mercy. Winner of Best Picture, it’s one of the best Westerns to come out of American cinema in 50 years.
Schindler’s List, 1993
Spielberg’s Best Picture winner has cemented itself as one of the classics in the history of film. And rightly so – its heart-wrenching story is life-affirming and inspiring. Very few films use the power of cinema as well as this. Watch this once, and you will never see life in quite the same way again.
A Simple Plan, 1999
Blanked in the Oscars save for Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay nominations, Sam Raimi’s thrilling classic about greed, pride and downfall is more than simply a cautionary tale. It’s familiar backdrop reminds us that we are all susceptible to making unwise and at times, even evil decisions. Starring Bill Paxton and an enrapturing performance by the ever-chameleon Billy Bob Thornton.