|11:50 pm - Oscars comments|
I've been planning to see The Departed, and am now even more convinced I will do so when it comes to the local discount theater. Happy Feet is a deeply peculiar, but also interesting and wonderfully nifty film that isn't particularly for kids - I'm pleased that it won. While I found it a difficult and not entirely satisfying film, I'm also very pleased that Pan's Labyrinth won. However, I remain baffled that Little Miss Sunshine won any awards at all, and best screenplay seems particularly unlikely. I watched portions of it on a flight and simultaneously loathed and was bored by it. I am exceedingly disappointed that Spike Lee's Inside Man won no awards, and even more annoyed that Paul Giamatti didn't win best actor for his truly masterful performance in The Illusionist.