The Descendants is up for all these award and critic honors? Seriously? Really?
I thought it was “ok” but will anyone care about it in 25 years?!?!? I don’t think so.

Michael Fassbender and Carrey Mulligan ignored for SHAME?
Steve McQueen ignored for SHAME? …I suppose it is because that film dared to show a brutally real depiction of sex addiction and loneliness and received an NC-17 rating.

I don’t know. It doesn’t matter. I just roll my eyes.

Makes me think of when I was about to start college in 1986 and BLUE VELVET failed to secure a nomination for Best Film while CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD and HANNAH AND HER SISTERS did. …I mean give me a break.


I’ll stick with my Top 5:


…I think these were the most artistically original, interesting, challenging and human films of the year.

WARRIOR and DRIVE also came really close for me.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – Woody Allen is unable to write for characters under the age of 50. However, the fantasy sequences were fun. …but just fun. Unlike an artist of Claude Chabrol’s skill — Woody Allen has not been able to stay “current” — in fact, the last movie he made I really enjoyed was well over a decade ago — DECONSTRUCTING HARRY.

And, don’t even get me started on THE ARTIST and HUGO. ugh.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t care because I hate it when valid art is considered less worthy than things that “sell” best at mall cineplex.

January 12, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Blogroll, Uncategorized.

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