Jennifer Lawrence marvelous in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'

November 18, 2014 1:35 PM

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The three Oscar nominations Jennifer Lawrence has picked up were for the deeply dramatic "American Hustle," the quirky "Silver Linings Playbook" and the emotionally powerful "Winter's Bone." Each film came dripping in the trappings - corruption, mental illness, poverty - that scream out for attention from the Academy.

Films like "The Hunger Games" series aren't designed to draw attention to acting. They thrive on action and adventure accented with plenty of sentimentality and wrapped up in innocent romance. Lawrence showed in the first two movies in the series that she's just as comfortable handling grand physica...

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