Such a great year for the movies!
I have seen five of the nine nominated movies.
I have seen Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Les Miserables, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook.
All five movies I have come here and said....THAT was a great movie. GO SEE IT!
I have not seen Django Unchained, Amour, or Zero Dark Thirty or Life of Pi.
Two very violent and dark and one sad and dark and one is...strange looking.
I am the happy critic, I guess.
I also saw The Sessions and it made me cry. The lead from The Sessions should be nominated for Best Actor, but he wasn't it.
Helen Hunt is nominated and she was fine...but her fake Boston accent bugged me.
John Hawkes on the other hand was brilliant. I believe him completely. He plays a man who had polio as a young boy and can not move much and sleeps in an iron lung. It is a true story and it is indeed
triumphant. Lots of nakedness in this film, it is for mature audiences and not for everyone but I thought it was a touching (ha) and beautiful story.
My biggest issue is for Best Actress.
Jennifer Lawrence is nominated from Silver Linings Playbook. She is winning all the awards so far this year. I don't see it at all. She is a nice girl and a good actress but I was not necessarily impressed with her acting in this part. Seemed pretty run of the mill to me. The best actor from this movie was Robert DeNiro. He was fantastic as the father in a family that is struggling with mental illness.
I liked this movie very much. Just not Jennifer.
I still think Quvenzhane´ Wallis should win best actress as she carried Beasts of the Southern Wild.
It should be her. But it will not be.
So what do I think will win best movie of the year.
It is between Argo and Les Miserables and Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook.
Argo has the big momentum. That is very important in Hollywood.
I really liked this movie but don't think I would watch it over and over.
I would watch Beasts and Silver Lining many more times and I would watch Lincoln once more time.
Don't think I really want to see Argo again. (I'd rather watch Salmon Fishing on the Yemen again.)
Stepping back and looking at these movies, I wonder, what should represent the industry this year for best movie of the whole year. I actually think it should be Les Miserables.
Anne Hathaway should win for Best Supporting Actress.
Daniel Day Lewis should win best actor for Lincoln. (Sorry Hugh, it is an impossible year with Daniel being perfection in a part.)
My pick for best director is David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook.
The awards will be spread around, I am sure.
I just hope voters have not forgotten about Les Miz.
And remember Hushpuppy.
Encourage one another,
Miz Booshay the Happy Critic
Come back on Monday for the Fashions!!!!