1. On “Steve Jobs,” which received three nominations: “Buttressed by Fassbender, who is as meticulous as ever, ‘Steve Jobs’ delivers what has become a standard dichotomy: Jobs could be a monster, but he was also a genius.” Read more from Anthony Lane: http://bit.ly/1U7Yd6G
  2. Of “Carol,” which is nominated for five awards including best actress (drama) for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Anthony Lane wrote, “the film is a casting coup, with Blanchett’s inherent languor played off against the perter intelligence of Mara, whose manner, as always, is caught between the alien and the avian.” http://bit.ly/1OVcfXl
  3. “Spotlight” was nominated for a total of three awards, including best picture (drama). Anthony Lane called the film “a saga of expansion, paced with immense care.” http://bit.ly/1TDc0RO
  4. “The Martian” grabbed three nominations, one for Matt Damon as best comedy actor. Richard Brody wrote that “well-prepared serendipities are the mainsprings of ‘The Martian.’” http://bit.ly/1NXBlrF
  5. In his review of Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” (nominated twice, including one nod for best comedy actress) Richard Brody wrote: “Though ‘Trainwreck’ is a robust comedy, ranging from genial to zingy to uproarious, it’s essentially a romantic melodrama of self-abasement, self-deception, and self-discovery.” http://bit.ly/1jQuAJW
  6. “Mad Max: Fury Road” was nominated for three Golden Globes. What did Richard Brody think of the purported “eyeball-scorching, cornea-melting, socket-shattering intensity” of the film? Find out in his review: http://bit.ly/1Qy5vk0