Did you miss any of the highlights of the 2016 award season when they were still in theaters? That’s where our series, On Demand With ScreenCrush, comes in. Every two weeks, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Matt Singer joins you to recommend three handpicked new titles you can watch at home right now from Movies on Demand. These are big new releases you won’t find streaming on Netflix, and the choices run the gamut from indie favorites, to major blockbusters, to insightful documentaries, and everything in between — all available with your remote.
In our fourteenth episode, we’re looking back to Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast with three more of the year’s biggest contenders. Ruth Negga was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Loving, based on the true story of the couple who challenged Virginia’s law banning interracial marriage. A battle of a much more violent sort is the subject of Best Picture nominee Hacksaw Ridge, the new film from director Mel Gibson. Gibson’s movie about a conscientious objector fought for top Oscar honors with Arrival, starring Amy Adams as a linguist tasked with figuring out why a bunch of alien ships have suddenly descended on the Earth.
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This week’s handpicked titles:
Oscar® nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Film Editing, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Adapted Screenplay. When spacecraft land across the globe, a translator is sent to investigate. As tensions mount, she must take a chance that could threaten mankind.
Oscar® nomination for Best Actress. Based on the landmark Supreme Court case, an interracial couple fights the law that they cannot be recognized as married in the state of Virginia.
Oscar® nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Film Editing, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing. The true story of army medic and conscientious objector Desmond Doss who, during WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.
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