Sunday, March 7, 2010

Best Picture Showcase, Vol. 2


Immediately became one of my favorite children’s movies of all time. Sweet, funny, original and touching.

A Serious Man

Worth seeing—fun and quirky—but not the Coen brothers’ best.

The Hurt Locker

A really fine movie. I loved its immediacy, both of action and emotion--the hand-held camera, the rawness, the grit.

An Education

A pleasant surprise. Carey Mulligan really deserved her Oscar nod. Thoroughly enjoyable, it never took the easy way out and reminds us of how far women have come—and haven’t come—since 1962.

District 9

Mr. Indra called it “a big bag of suck”, and this is usually his kind of film. I tried to see what it was doing, but it was too long, too loud, too violent and it seemed like it smashed several movies I’d already seen together and called it a new one.

How I rank the Best Picture nominees from best to worst:

The Hurt Locker
An Education
Up in the Air
The Blind Side
A Serious Man
District 9
Inglourious Basterds

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