Currently looking making my way through movies nominated for Academy Awards.
The Graduate (1967) is a film directed by Mike Nichols, which stars Dustin Hoffman as Ben, a man who starts an affair with his parent’s friend after she tries to seduce him. Ben is stuck in the in-between, after graduating from college and struggling to decide what he wants to do next. As their affair persists, Ben starts to realise that he may just be making a mistake. Enter Elaine, the beautiful daughter of Ben’s lover, and chaos soon ensues…
Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016) is written and directed by Taika Waititi.
It is a quirky, heartfelt comedy that tells the story of Ricky, a troubled orphan who has been shipped from home to home. When he arrives at his new, potential home out on a farm, to be taken in by a foster couple, Ricky doesn't get too comfortable.
A plot twist occurs that leaves Ricky and Hec, the reluctant Foster Father, on the run from the authorities in…