The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Advertisement
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Advertisement
Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) robs a home run from Florida infielder Cade Kurland (4) in the top of the ninth inning during Texas A&M’s game against Florida at the NCAA Men’s College World Series at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, June 15, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
Saves and a robbery
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 16, 2024

Texas A&M baseball sophomore RF Jace LaViolette is known for his bat — and for good reason. LaViolette ranks sixth in the country in home...

Advertisement
The Fighting Texas Aggie Band performs at halftime during Texas A&Ms football game against ULM at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.
Gridiron glory to multi-event marvel
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • June 7, 2024

Special teams: Special events  “My favorite thing about an event is seeing the people come into the stadium and seeing their excitement...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Advertisement
Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin ChenJune 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) robs a home run from Florida infielder Cade Kurland (4) in the top of the ninth inning during Texas A&M’s game against Florida at the NCAA Men’s College World Series at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, June 15, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
Saves and a robbery
June 16, 2024

The Academy Awards: Picks for Best Picture

Room+%26+Brooklyn
Photo by Graphic by: Jacob Martindale
Room & Brooklyn

“Brooklyn”

“Brooklyn” is a historical period drama directed by John Crowley and starring Saoirse Ronan as Eilis Lacey, an Irish 20-something who travels to America in search of a new life. Nominated for best actress, best adapted screenplay and best picture, “Brooklyn” is a long, sprawling tale about the search for home and the power of love. 

While some were upset that “Brooklyn” didn’t get a nod for best costuming or production design, its nomination for best picture is easily earned. It’s a genuinely heartwarming film that’s emotionally and intellectually satisfying.  

That said, don’t expect “Brooklyn” to take home the best picture trophy. It’s possible that Saoirse Ronan will win best actress for her performance but against the heavy drama of “Spotlight” and “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn” may be too light for best picture. It is a fantastic example of film making, but it doesn’t push the envelope in any significant way. Regardless, if you haven’t seen “Brooklyn” and are a fan of historical, romantic dramas, it comes easily recommended.

 

“Room”

“Room” is a mystery drama directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay as Joy and Jack, respectively, as they undergo years of domestic abuse before escaping into the outside world. Nominated for best actress, best director, best adapted screenplay and best picture, “Room” is about the relationship between mother Joy and son Jack, and the love that holds them together despite suffocating circumstances. What could have been a dark, gritty film in the wrong hands became one of the most hopeful and uplifting film experiences of 2015, which solidifies its place in the best picture running.

While centered around a difficult premise, the main performances of Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay are exceptional, and may be enough to net “Room” the best picture award. 

Brie Larson’s performance as Joy is remarkable, and it displays an enormous emotional range for the actress. I fully expect the best actress trophy for Larson, and am honestly a little disappointed Tremblay didn’t get any nods for his masterful performance as Jack. It’s anyone’s guess, but betting on “Room” looks like a solid move. Catch it if you haven’t.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *