depinmad wrote:david fincher made a brilliant three hour masterpiece that will stand the test of time... unfortunately that film is zodiac, which was snubbed entirely last year.
the reader is godawful, and so is frost/nixon. what a terribly hackey piece of filmmaking that is, full of terrible hairpieces and embarrassing mock talking head doc footage that adds nothing except douche chills.
Just re-watched "Zodiac" recently on cable (the first time was on a trans-Atlantic flight). Its really an excellent film, I'd agree his best.
Weird how every article I've read about the Oscars basically admits that the BP award is a joke and there are no real criteria. The latest buzz is that "The Reader" has a shot because Harvey Weinstein is "so good" at Oscar campaigning, which is why "Ryan" lost to "Shakespeare" in 1998. Generally thought of as a huge shit sandwich. I've not seen "Milk" but have heard really good things across the board. If "Milk" or "Slumdog" win I will be fine. If a very poorly reviewed "The Reader" wins because some studio exec smeared a bunch of other films in a media campaign (this is what Harvey does) and the Academy falls for it, they should be ashamed, as should he. If I were a director or an actor I would be ashamed to win an award this way.