Well, Another Year, Another Selection, another great round of films to go through, another snub, another “What?” selection, another winner who probably wontt deserve it, here are my selections and why,
The Social Network – Wow, what a powerfully scripted and executed film that mirrors our own culture. The opening sequence where Zuckerberg is walking through campus with Reznor’s piano playing is such an amazing and powerful calm before the storm that was Facebook. If you look closely, everyones outside talking, playing, throwing the football, in other words, interacting socially without their computer. It wasn’t a surprise that it was good, it was a surprise that it was absolutely enthralling. Would like to revisit it again before it leaves theaters.
127 Hours – I believe that a film can good/bad depended upon the situation and the experience you have while watching it. I had the privelege of seeing this film at the Opera House downtown Denver with Aron Ralston in attendance, and let me say, it was a heart pounding emotional one-man journey. Danny Boyle is consistent in providing an amazing human experience, no matter the genre, and also great at explaining through his storys that we are all human. Franco does a great job and once again the score of the Boyle film is great, love the Sigur Ros at the end. There are moments in cinema, which is why I see so many movie’s, that give you this feeling, its hard to explain, and those moments of redemption with Sigur Ros playing provided one of those moments for me. Hope it doesnt get snubbed.
Black Swan – Wow, wow, wow, haunting, beautiful, makes you question your own sanity. I knew this film was going to be great but i didnt expect it to blow me away. My overall favorite movie of the year, which also went onto my fav of all time list, this film shocked me with its horror, its acting, its plot, and the score by Clint Mansell is breathtaking mixing Tchaikovsky with his own music. I will be seeing this again once it comes out, as I saw this as well at the Opera House, which was a paralelle in itself as Ballet happens all the time there. SEE THIS MOVIE, MY PICK FOR BEST PICTURE!
The Kids Are All Right- Havent seen it, but heard it was good
Toy Story 3 – Theres always a Pixar film, and with how well it did this summer, i expect it to be here, but not to win.
Inception – Oh Christopher Nolan, why do you make movies just for me? I know theres an audience out there who doesn’t enjoy what I enjoy out of film. This had everything in it that i love. Cinematography was excellent, score was excellent, acting and action was excellent, and the plot wasnt a superhero or comic or sequel it was definetly refreshing to see a big budget original concept that took influences from some of the greatest movies of all time. Keep making great films, and I cant wait for The Dark Knight Rises.
True Grit – Havent seen it, want to see it, will definetly get nominated
Somewhere – Coppola knows how to make movies, and this one if it comes out in time will make it, that or Winters Bone
Rabbit Hole- A depressing, wonderfully acted, and overall amazing film about a couples cope with loss. How it approaches the subject is very surprising, and with a little humor thrown in, this movie goes a long way. Just like Black Swan, i could have watched another hour of this film.
The way back/the town/ The American – Well I hope the American gets selected, because it was actually a beautiful slow encompassing film and Clooney does a great job, The Town was entertaining, and The Way Back looks great but i have yet to see it
If the committee is honest they will Pick Biutiful. But they wont. There will be another “Blind Side” this year.Read less