I have been trying to catch up before the Oscars, good thing many of them are playing in cheap theaters already:
American Sniper- ok, but I liked both Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty better.
Whiplash- very good, loved the pace of the movie.
Foxcatcher-ok,I liked the mood of the movie, little slow, but performances are great.
Birdman- ok, I did not like it as much I though I would.
Selma- very good, good performances overall.
Nightstalker-very good, Jake did a great job.
Many people will disagree, but as with any movie, the ratings are very subjective..