31 Days of Oscar - 02/12

31 Oscar Nominated Movies for February 2012
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1.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer. (95 mins.)
Director: Dick Richards
 
2.
The Great White Hope (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down. (103 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
3.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society... (120 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
4.
El Norte (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better. (141 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
5.
Margin Call (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. (107 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
 
6.
Hedda (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Henrik Ibsen's enduring drama about a Nordic femme fatale - a neurotic, controlling, strong-willed woman... (102 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
 
7.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (122 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
8.
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment. (82 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
9.
A Separation (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
10.
The Story of Adele H (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Adèle Hugo's unrequited love for a lieutenant. (96 mins.)
 
11.
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother... (174 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
12.
The Pawnbroker (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
13.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
 
14.
Billy Budd (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried. (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Ustinov
 
15.
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
On the Russian front in 1944 German Private Ernst Graeber receives a leave and visits his family in Germany but Germany isn't the same country he left behind. (132 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
16.
Casanova 70 (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The amorous adventures of Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, an army officer who finds pleasure with beautiful women in life-threatening situations. (107 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
17.
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
 
18.
General Della Rovere (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer. (132 mins.)
 
19.
Cousin cousine (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two distant cousins meet at a wedding banquet for an elderly couple. Over time, a close friendship develops between them, but their spouses begin to think that they are more than just friends. (95 mins.)
 
20.
The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting... (82 mins.)
 
21.
Queen Margot (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (159 mins.)
 
22.
Isadora (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet... (131 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
23.
The Letter (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Jeanne Eagels plays the bored and restless Leslie Crosbie who turns to another man, Geoffrey Hammond... (65 mins.)
Director: Jean de Limur
 
24.
These Three (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two school teachers and the man they both love face ruin when a malicious student cooks up a lie. (93 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
25.
The Mark (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man who served prison time for intent to molest a child tries to build a new life with the help of a sympathetic psychiatrist. (127 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
 
26.
The Bridge (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
27.
Sarah and Son (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family... (86 mins.)
Director: Dorothy Arzner
 
28.
The Day of the Locust (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father. (144 mins.)
 
29.
The Go-Between (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A tale of torrid and forbidden love between a couple in the English countryside. (116 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
30.
Morgan! (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After his wife leaves him for his former best friend, a failed London artist begins his descent into madness into trying to win her back. (97 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
31.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese