OSCAR 2019: Picks by The Culture Proof Blog (no joke player!)

“Meaningful” or cultivated art describes this list of Oscar 2019 nominees (of the least) though I won’t say precisely for what they will take home an Oscar statuette.
 
“Best Foreign”, remember Slumdog Millionaire, “Village Rockstars is so marvelously life-like that you feel you are right there alongside 10-year-old Dhunu and her pals, as they go about their lives in a remote outpost of rural Assam”. (Daily Hunt)
 

Village Rockstars
Village Rockstars

 
‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly Star, Joker and Dr. Watson??? Yes, a deep character portrait that Oscar loves. (Indie Wire)
 
‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly
‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly

 
Perhaps its Canadian, perhaps that’s true, a bit lost in the bin. “Wind River.” Renner plays a wily but damaged tracker of predators who investigates an ugly murder of a Native American girl in a remote wintry rural location, aided by an FBI rookie (Olsen, in an unfortunate reprise of Emily Blunt’s “Sicario” role). (Indie Wire)
 
Jeremy Renner and Gil Birmingham in ‘Wind River”
Jeremy Renner and Gil Birmingham in ‘Wind River”

 
“The Promise” is also no slouch when it comes to the laudable work of the costumers, location scouts and designers who helped mount this made-for-the-big-screen production (The Wrap).
 
‘The Promise’
‘The Promise’

 
Take it or leave it.