The Oscar picks of 2008
In these gloomy economic times, we want to be stimulated — not only economically, but also entertainingly. This need for giddy escapism also may help explain the Oscar nominations of last year’s film output.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Quantum of Solace
Starring Josh Brolin, James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeffrey Wright, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Banks, Thadie Newton, Toby Jones; Directed by Oliver Stone
Burn After Reading
A documentary about the national debt by Patrick Creadon
Understanding the national debt is easy. Explaining it is hard. Doing something about it is even harder. And producing a film about it that will warm theater seats is darn near impossible.
Rating: Why is there no American flag lapel pin on WALL•E? Are Pixar and Disney (the studios behind this film) unpatriotic?
Rating: This film just “happened” to have been made before.
Last week’s column focused on the religiously ceremonial nature of the Cannes Film Festival. This week’s column focuses on its scripture — the films themselves.