Sunday night’s 84th annual Academy Awards may have held few surprises for audiences — but if the Oscars have left you itching to see the winning films, you're in luck. Here’s a list of the Oscar winners still playing in the Washington area:
“The Artist” (Best picture, Best actor, Best director, Costume design, Original score) “‘The Artist’ comes as a particularly refreshing balm: It’s a film that simply offers viewers an elegant escape from the toils and worries of the real world, plunging them into an alternate universe where glamour, romance and indefatigable optimism rule the day.” — A.H. | Find showtimes.
“The Descendants” (Best adapted screenplay) “George Clooney doesn’t put a foot wrong except on purpose in ‘The Descendants,’ a pitch-perfect movie that threads a microscopically tiny needle between high comedy and devastating drama.” — A.H. | Find showtimes.
“Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (Best film editing) “More profitably, at least where Hollywood is concerned, [Rooney Mara] allows ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ and director David Fincher to indulge in the kind of lurid, pulp violence and sadistic rituals that make torture-porn such a reliable genre.” — A.H. | Find showtimes.
“Hugo” (Cinematography, Art direction, Sound editing, Sound mixing, Visual effects) “During ‘Hugo’s’ final 20 minutes or so, when [director Martin] Scorsese mounts a lavish reenactment of those early days of the art form, the film truly comes to life, as the story’s preoccupation with mechanics and logistical dot-connecting gives way to imagination, magic and swashes of lurid color.” — A.H. | Find showtimes.
“The Iron Lady” (Best actress, Makeup) “Meryl Streep disappears so uncannily into former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Iron Lady’ that her performance overpowers the movie it’s in - a perfectly executed triple axel that renders everything else just featureless ice.” — A.H. | Find showtimes.
“The Muppets” (Original song) "’The Muppets’" is both a delightful family film about the Muppets and a winking, self-referential satire about how lame the Muppets are.” — Michael O’Sullivan | Find showtimes