for the past two years I make it my goal to watch all the film nominated for Best Picture for the Academy Awards and a couple of other films that are nominated more then once.
this year I'm proud to say I've watched all the best picture films and a handful of other.
I'm counting this post as my February 25th thing.... (I did venture out and watch Tree of Life with two friends)
Some things that need to be known: I really liked Hugo and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I didn’t care for The Descendants… I guess I’m not a huge fan of the George Clooney.
I also really like Michelle Williams and really want her to win Best Actress, but I had a hard time putting her down and changed it a couple of hundred times (either her or Glenn Close) but I know the Academy loves Meryl Streep (I don't)
And the academy likes films that mention the magic of film (cough cough Hugo and The Artist) and movies that make you question things (cough cough The Tree of Life and A Separation)
And even though I liked The Artist I could only get my self to put it down for a couple of categories... I'm not sure if the film is advancing the film industry at all. (if anything it is teaching us how films from the past are great, but Hugo also does this with dialogue)
Also “*” indicates a complete guess.
My Oscar Ballat :
George Clooney “The Descendants”
Christopher Plumber "Beginners"
Glenn Close “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer “The Help”
Chico and Rita
Chico and Rita
The Tree of Life
God is Bigger than Elvis
Foreign Language Film:
The Iron Lady
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets”
Animated Short Film*
The fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Live Action Short Film*
Rise of the Planet of the Apes