In my mad dash to catch up on Oscar films before Sunday I rented a wad of DVDs. Today's reviews include:
Thumbs Up: "Millions"
Sadly, this isn't an Oscar film. I rented it because I thought I read somewhere that one of the nominees for Best Animated Short was included with the film. Alas, somebody LIED, because it was animation-free. Despite that disappointment, I give it two Tuna Fins way, way up. I don't want to give anything away, but I will say it was well-written, very well acted and entirely enjoyable. Lots of good quotable lines down the road, and I especially liked St. Peter's version of the story of Loaves and Fishes.
Thumbs Off: "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room"
Nominated for best documentary, this didn't even achieve a full showing. Considering what an enormous business and human scandal this story was, the film was drier than dust. What it really needed was some Emperor Penguins marching through.
My Oscar film count is now up to eight out of a total 54 nominated. That's only 15% which is still pretty sad. Six days to go....
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