Monday, December 8, 2008


Saw it last night. It was good not great. Whatever dramatic power it has comes from parallels between what Nixon did and George W Bush's regime.

The behind-the-scenes of the interviews was fleshed out a great deal from the play. Certainly made the film more interesting. But still you could tell this was a theatre piece particularly in the last half hour.

Michael Sheen was good. The movie gave him more screen time and fleshed out his character. Langella was doing a number. I don't have a problem with that except he was over the top, the walk, the talk the jowles. way too much. From the supporting players only Kevin Bacon shines.


Need to find a way to bring back joy.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oscar Predictions

Best Film:
1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
2. Slumdog Millionaire
3. Milk
4. Revolutionary Road
5. Frost/Nixon
Alt. The Dark Knight

1. David Fincher.
2. Danny Boyle.
3. Gus Van sant.
4. Christopher Nolan.
5. Sam Mendes.
Alt. Jonathan Demme.

1. Sean Penn.
2. Mickey Rourke.
3. Frank Langella.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio.
5. Richard Jenkins.
Alt. Brad Pitt

1. Kate Winslet.
2. Meryl Streep.
3. Cate Blanchett.
4. Anne Hathaway.
5. Kristin Scott Thomas.
Alt. Melissa Leo.

Supp. Actor:
1. Heath Ledger.
2. Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
3. Michael Shannon.
4. James Franco.
5. Josh Brolin.
Alt. Ralph Fiennes.

Supp. actress:
1. Penelope Cruz.
2. Taraji P. Henson.
3. Viola Davis.
4. Kate Winslet.
5. Debra Winger.
Alt. rosmarrie DeWitt.

Original Screenplay:
1. Milk.
2.Rachel Getting Married.
3. The Visitor.
4. Frozen River.
5. Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Alt. The Wrestler.

Adapted screenplay:
1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
2. Slumdog Millionaire.
3. Frost/Nixon.
4. Revolutionary Road.
5. The Reader.
Alt. Doubt.