ODEON Magazine January 2017 - Page 8

Star Turns: Matthew McConaughey Arrival Best Picture, Director, Actress, Actor, Cinematography, Original Score – Denis Villeneuve’s wondrous sci-fi drama could take home the lot. 1. Dallas Buyers Club 2. Interstellar 3. The Lincoln Lawyer Watch the trailer Gold The Jungle Jaunt Hidden Figures The Courtroom Showdown The Smile Generator Directed by Shakespeare In Love’s John Madden, this tense thriller sees Jessica Chastain on electrifying form as Elizabeth Sloane, a brilliant and ambitious lobbyist battling to push through gun control legislation in America. No easy task... Awards potential: Best Director, Actress. NASA enlists the help of a trio of brainy African-American women in order to win the Space Race with the Russians. As the tagline puts it: “Meet the women you don’t know. Behind the mission you do!” An absolute gem of a film based on a true story. Awards potential: Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay. See it from 10 February See it from 24 February 8 odeon.co.uk Hell or High Water See it from 3 February Watch the trailer Miss Sloane Sully A third Best Director gong for Clint Eastwood? He’s certainly in the running. with Edgar Ramírez’s zealous geologist to hunt for gold in the Indonesian wilderness. Awards potential: Best Actor, Supporting Actor. Photo: © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film CorporatioN Photo: © 2016 EuropaCorp - France 2 Cinema Inspired by gripping true events, this rip-roaring adventure thriller sees hard-up businessman Matthew McConaughey (an Oscar winn er in 2014 for Dallas Buyers Club) joining forces Expect Best Actor and Original Screenplay nominations for this excellent crime drama. The Birth of a Nation If Nate Parker doesn’t receive a Best Director nomination for this tale of a Deep South slave waging war against his oppressors then it’ll be a huge surprise. PhotoS: © ENTERTAINMENT ONE 2016, ©2016 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC., © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, © LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT INC. PHOTO: © BBP Gold, LLC 3 Also in Contention