Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Oscar Nominations

Interesting picks with the Academy Award nominations this year. I haven't seen a lot of the movies that were recognized (ok, hardly any of them — we've gotten pretty far behind in our movie-watching lately), but we did see "Sideways" over the weekend. I enjoyed the film, but what's up with Ned/Lowell (Thomas Haden Church, who played Jack in "Sideways") getting nominated and not Paul Giamatti. Wasn't Church basically playing himself?

It also looks like Michael Moore was pretty much shut out. I guess I'm OK with that. With the vitriol of the election season behind us, we can see "Fahrenheit 911" for what it was: a film fueled by righteous (and justified) indignation, but also a sloppy, shallow documentary.