Ranking The Major Oscar Contenders

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The 87th Annual Academy Awards ceremony is less than a week away — next Sunday, to be exact — so here's your last chance to catch the top contenders, either in the theater or at home. Below, listed in preferential order, are the 17 films nominated in at least one of the eight major categories (Picture, Director, acting, writing). Click on the title to access the review.

Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - ****

Boyhood - ****

The Grand Budapest Hotel - ***1/2

The Imitation Game - ***1/2

Selma - ***1/2

Wild - ***1/2

Two Days, One Night - ***1/2

Foxcatcher - ***1/2

Gone Girl - ***

The Theory of Everything - ***

Still Alice - ***

Inherent Vice - ***

Nightcrawler - ***

Whiplash - ***

Into the Woods - **1/2

American Sniper - **1/2

The Judge - **


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