The Oscar nominations came out yesterday, and being a film buff, I've actually seen most of the nominated films. In my considered opinion, Slumdog Millionaire should be the best film. I thought it was an amazing, moving film that was not only a technical masterpiece, but as an emotional masterpiece. I also think that it's about time that Danny Boyle got awarded for his career in film which has included such masterpieces as Trainspotting and 28 Days Later.
I liked very much The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but not as much as I liked Slumdog Millionaire. But once again, it was an emotionally-moving technological masterpiece. And I've always been a fan of David Fincher, the director, despite what I've read about how his perfectionist tendencies tend to piss off some actors. But I think the fact that Brad Pitt continues to work with him -- and this is Pitt's third film with Fincher -- speaks to just how good a director Fincher is.
I'm a Brad Pitt fan, I think he can actually act, and I've got no problem with his getting the best actor Oscar, but Mickey Rourke was incredible in The Wrestler. I really think Cate Blanchett deserved a nomination for Benjamin Button, and I think Kate Winslet is my favorite of those who were nominated. I also think it's wrong that Michael Sheen wasn't nominated for Frost/Nixon, and I'm really happy that Woody Allen didn't get any nominations for Vicky Cristina Barcelona which I thought was an awful screenplay.
That's my two cents for now. But expect for more from me as time goes by.