Hacksaw Ridge (R) War drama – In World War II, Lynchburg’s Desmond Doss (Oscar-nominee Andrew Garfield) serves as a medic on Okinawa and becomes the first conscious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director (Mel Gibson).
Manchester by the Sea (R) Drama – Casey Affleck has been nominated for Best Actor for his performance as a man dealing with several sources of grief.
Nocturnal Animals (R) Suspense drama – Writer/director Tom Ford’s multilayered tale of a failed marriage is difficult to describe (and often difficult to watch) but is intriguing and surprising until the final shot. Michael Shannon is nominated for Best Supporting Actor.