Movie Review: ‘The Courier’

Bob GarverSpecial to Valley News“The Courier” would have done well to open last month, before the cutoff date to qualify for the Academy Awards. I doubt it would have gotten a Best Picture nomination, and Chadwick Boseman is such a lock for a posthumous Best Actor Oscar for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” that nobody would care if Benedict Cumberbatch eked out a nomination for this film. But it could have been a factor in the Best Supporting Actress race. That field is so scattershot that the Academy omitted Golden Globe winner Jodie Foster in the “The Mauritanian” and nominated Razzie contender Glenn Close in the “Hillbilly Elegy.” I would not have been surprised if Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley or possibly both pulled in a nomination for this film. And then the aw
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