Monday, February 9, 2009

This year's silly popularity contest that is the Oscars (that I will still definitely watch, dumb-dumb)

Film Critic David Denby writes in this week's New Yorker that the "nod" for best pic should have gone to "more deserving movies" such as "Rachel Getting Married," "Happy-Go-Lucky" (my pic for best film of the year), and "Wall-E," all of which were in my top ten.


He goes on to say that,
"The total of thirteen nominations for “Benjamin Button” has to be some sort of scandal. “Citizen Kane” received nine nominations, “The Godfather: Part II” eleven, and this movie ... is nowhere close to those two. In fact, of the five nominees for best picture—“Milk,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Reader,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” and “Benjamin Button”—only “Milk,” ... has the aesthetic life and human vitality that warrant its nomination."

Here, here!

3 comments:

  1. On your recommendation (you probably don't remember) we went to watch Happy-Go-Lucky. I wish I was that positive! And wear high heels all the time. And laugh.

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  2. Me too! Did you enjoy the movie? I'm guessing yes?

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  3. "And wear high heels all the time." -- You too? We enjoyed the film very much. I particularly liked the conversation between Poppy (is that her name?) and the male social worker (also cannot remember his name). I liked the last shots of the characters rowing in a lake.

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