the oscars

I still think Clint Eastwood’s best directorial display was for Unforgiven, and M$B doesn’t hold a candle to that movie. it’s not that it’s a bad movie, it is just kinda formulaic.

I saw Million Dollar Baby last weekend and it is a well crafted movie with strong performances by Morgan Freeman and Hillary Swank. It was not however, in my opinion, the best picture of the year and I hadn’t even seen all of the nominations. I still think Clint Eastwood’s best directorial display was for Unforgiven, and M$B doesn’t hold a candle to that movie. it’s not that it’s a bad movie, it is just kinda formulaic.

The most overlooked picture was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Smart, well written, good performances especially by Kate Winslet (and Jim Carrey is held in check). Buy it for your collection.

And another thing. How is it that House of Flying Daggers does not win for special effects or cinematography? What a beautifully shot film. Go see it or buy it.

I like Sean Penn, but is he really that dense, that he can’t laugh at a joke about (I’m guessing his friend) Jude Law? Anyone know if it’s true that Robin Williams was censored last night?

Meanwhile, I wonder how much flack Chris Rock will get for his on target description of the bush administration. I thought the routine was hilarious.

4 thoughts on “the oscars”

  1. Oh darn, I didn’t watch the show, but would love to hear the Chris Rock routine. I’ll check out the web and see if there is a clip. I wonder if there will be a stir about the euthanasia ending to Million Dollar. As for your film recommendations, anyone who is a fan of Bourne Supremacy has my allegiance – I’ll check out the others. Thanks.

  2. It was on at silly o’clock over here and although I was up for the first part I was busy breaking css so missed it. If you find a link to the Chris Rock/Robin Williams stuff could you link it? Ta muchly 🙂

  3. Well, I’ve been searching but it looks like ABC Corp. must have the only video and it doesn’t seem to be online. I found their after awards stuff here, but it’s just a bunch of interviews. Let me know if you come up with anything.

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