THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
Along with my #5 pick of Spider-Man: No Way Home, this is the most recent watch on my list for this year and the only documentary that made the cut. I usually don't think of docs as films that will keep my on the edge of my seat, but this one did just that.
Readily accessible on Disney+ as part of the National Geographic programming there, The Rescue recounts the story of a harrowing attempt to save 12 young boys and their soccer coach from a cave in northern Thailand.
From the beginning, the film makes it very clear that there was little hope of even finding these boys alive when it was discovered they were missing. The film does an incredible job of laying out the depth and breadth of the cave system they were exploring when they became trapped through animations and computer graphics.
On top of that, the idea that there were just a handful of people in the world equipped to carry out the type of diving necessary for the search and rescue in this location underlines the mind-boggling feat it was.
I will warn viewers that anyone with children, especially kids around the age of the boys in the film may find it a hard watch. If you do check it out, try not to look up any information about the actual events until after watching the film.
Don't forget to check out the rest of my top ten list:
#4. Judas and the Black Messiah
#5. Spider-Man: No Way Home
#6. Raya and the Last Dragon
#7. Black Widow
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?