It’s Oscar season again.
I love the Oscars. I rearrange my schedule just to be home to watch the show, including the pre-shows.
When I lived in Australia, the time difference was such that I had to spend the day (Monday) in complete communication isolation. I didn’t want to find out anything before it was shown on TV later that night during primetime (many hours after the actual ceremony had ended). I wanted a surprise. I didn’t want any spoilers. It’s magic. It’s special. And I’m almost completely alone in this belief
In the weeks leading up to Oscars, I try to watch all the major films. This year is no exception. I still have a few to see but I also have a few days left.
Nevertheless, here’s my review of recently watched movies (in no particular order):
- Precious – Good, somewhat disjointed story. Great acting. Interesting cinematography. 7/10
- 500 Days of Summer – Good, funny, quirky; not a love story. 6.5/10
- Men Who Stare at Goats – Hilariously funny; dry, black humor; major “suspend your disbelief” movie. 7.5/10
- District 9 – Awful. Couldn’t even get to the end. 3/10
- Inglorious Basterds – Really good…but then I love Tarantino. 8/10
- The Proposal (Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds) – Funny and touching but completely lacking in originality. Predictable. Outstanding moment – Ryan Reynolds naked with towel around waist. 4/10
- The Blindside – good story, very engaging. Not sure Bullock’s acting is Oscar worthy but she does a good job playing a real person.
THEN I read an Oscar preview blog and found out something’s that made me reconsider how much I enjoyed the movie upon first viewing. 7/10
Still to watch:
- The Hurt Locker
- Up in the Air
- A Single Man