Monday, February 27, 2012
Monday review - the 2012 Oscars
I'd seen many of the movies, which made it a challenge - when I haven't seen any, I guess, based on what I've heard or read and probably do better than I did last night.
Last night, I went with my heart - I think The Artist is the best movie I've seen (and I've seen a whole lot of movies) in maybe five years. It was terrific, smart and sexy, and a whole new concept. The acting was terrific, the sound, the look, the feel of it - and it won a lot of the gold I thought it should. And all those French guys - so beautiful, so enthusiastic and exuberant - brought the Oscars to a new and very entertaining level.
I was delighted that Christopher Plummer - who I love - won best supporting actor. He's deserved an Oscar for years - maybe as far back as The Sound of Music - and at 82 he looks pretty darn good.
Other than that? I was disappointed that Woody Allen won for what I thought was a terrible, cliche-ridden script - okay, I was more than disappointed, I was pissed right off.
But other than that disgrace? I was pretty happy with the results and I liked the show. I'll definitely watch it again next year - though I have to admit that's a given. I've rarely missed it and I don't think I've missed it once in the past 20 years.
Here's my one Oscar tip - go to youtube and watch The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - it won the Best Animated Short and it's amazing.
Hurray for the movies!