The Oscar Project
There is only one major release this weekend and a slew of smaller films. Don't look for much in the way of nominations coming out of this crop though. Next week promises to be much better overall.
In this remake of a Mexican film of the same name from 2011, Gina Rodriguez (Deepwater Horizon) plays Gloria who is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel and must decide whether to help the federal agents who arrested her by bringing in the drug leader or helping him avoid capture.
While it looks to have plenty of action throughout and it's nice to see a young Latina female taking the lead in a film like this, I fear that there will still be too much of relying on her looks to sell tickets to this film.
The rest of the cast is mostly unknown with the exception of Anthony Mackie who is taking a break from his Marvel work to do more action films.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?