'America' reviews the 2015 Oscar nominations

The nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced on Thursday, Jan 15. America spent a lot of time at the movies this year and brings you these reviews. And the nominees are for Best Picture are...
Up The Mountain: The powerful message of ‘Selma,’ John Anderson 
Laws of Attraction: Love and loss in ‘The Theory of Everything,’ Kerry Weber 
Life Itself: Richard Linklater's journey through 'Boyhood,' John Anderson
The Logic of Diversity: 'The Imitation Game' and the brilliant, tragic Life of Alan Turing, John P. McCarthy 
The Art of Hospitality: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ John P. McCarthy
Other nominees for Best Picture include 'Birdman,' 'Whiplash,' and 'American Sniper.' Some of the films up for Best Actor/Actress are:
Wrestle Mania: Pride and sport collide in Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' (Steve Carell)
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