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Movies to Watch Post-Oscars

Following the 96th Annual Oscars, many are experiencing “Post-Oscar Syndrome,” a condition where people feel a sense of emptiness after the excitement and anticipation of the Oscars. Here are some recommended movies to keep you occupied.

If you loved Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, consider watching Nolan’s Memento. Memento is a mind-bending psychological thriller that unfolds in reverse. It follows a man named Leonard Shelby, played by Guy Pearce, with short-term memory loss, as he seeks vengeance for his wife’s murder. Both movies give the disorientation of time-bending thrill, and they will leave your mind boggled long after the credits finish rolling. 

If you loved American Fiction, consider watching Adaptation. Nicolas Cage plays a cynical screenwriter who finds himself desperate, as he tries to write an adaptation of the non-fiction book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean for the big screen. Both of these movies talk about hard realities that artists face and are psychological comedies that raise questions about the nature of creativity, identity, and blurred lines between reality and fiction. 

If you loved Dune 2, consider watching The Martian. Both of these movies focus on the themes of survival, isolation, and dig deep into human nature. The protagonists display remarkable ingenuity and problem-solving skills to overcome challenges. Additionally, both Dune 2 and The Martian intricately explore themes of leadership, responsibility, and the interplay between science and fiction. Also, they draw viewers into richly imagined worlds. 

If you loved Barbie, consider watching The Matrix. Some refer to Barbie as “a pink Matrix,” with bright colored sundresses instead of long, black trenchcoats. Both movies explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment. In Barbie, the protagonist embarks on a journey of self-discovery, learning to embrace her individuality and talents. Similarly, The Matrix follows the protagonist’s journey as he discovers the truth about his reality. Additionally, both movies challenge societal norms and expectations. Barbie defies stereotypes and expectations placed upon her, pursuing her dreams and goals regardless of societal pressures. Similarly, The Matrix depicts characters breaking free from the constraints of simulated reality. 

May your movie marathon be merry and memorable!

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