Thursday, January 22, 2009

The 81st Academy Award Nominees

Every year I race to see the films nominated for Golden Globes and Academy Awards. This year I'm also trying to watch all of Ebert's favorites from 2008. All in all, it's some serious movie viewing following an unintended six month movie fast. I am excited to discover some new films to treasure.

Because I'm all about the lists I have all the Oscar nominated films (excluding shorts--both live action and animated). The ones I've seen I'll highlight using a Red font and keep updating as I see them.

The Baader Meinhof Complex
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
The Class
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight

The Duchess

Encounters at the End of the World
Frozen River
The Garden
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
In Bruges
Iron Man
Kung Fu Panda

Man on Wire
Rachel Getting Married
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
Tropic Thunder
Trouble the Water
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The Visitor
Waltz with Bashir
The Wrestler


Janet Spaeth said...

What did you think about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button? Had you read it before you saw it?

I'm curious (haha) to see how such a short piece of writing can become such a long movie!

Carm said...

I thought the film was good. I had crying moments, espec. toward the end. In some ways I felt a bit like how I felt watching Forrest Gump, since it's about a lifelong journey of an unusual man. I did feel it was FAR too long... I realize it might have needed to be, but I didn't feel sucked in to the film for every second there... it did drag for me now and then.


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