Friday, January 06, 2006
Articles of note in regards to the awards season film mix:
I am one of their 23 members. We've begun to countdown our consensus awards.
Opinionated Lesbian on Capote
Eleanor really loves the little film that could Capote --really loves to post about it she does. But the linked article has an interesting aside on Syriana and Good Night, and Good Luck making the read more Oscarific.
Asim on Brokeback
The minority opinion (discounting the other minority opinion of looney jesus freak gay-haters), which Asim shares, seems to be that we don't need this film to tell us about gay. In other words in certain evolved circles people are taking general homophobic stupidity out on this film for stating the incredibly obvious. The catch? The incredibly obvious is not so obvious at all --just look at the way the heterosexual masses freaked out about gay marriage and made every effort to block hospital visitation, medical insurance access, and anything else resembling standard basic civil rights for their fellow Americans. All because they love people of the same gender. America has a loooooong way to go in understanding very very obvious things about homosexuals: i.e. they are people who deserve to live their lives just like heterosexuals. And one more thing to Asim: All screen romantic epics treat the duet at the center as a sacred mythic union ~It's nothing to criticize about this particular film. Ever seen The Way We Were?
Joel's Film Epidemic on Crash
Very funny review. I wish I hated this movie. It's so fun to make fun of. Why don't I hate it? I'm not sure. It's usually the type of thing I hate. I'll make a deal with you... I'll start hating it if it suddenly becomes a threat to Brokeback Mountain's Best Picture win.
Tim Robey on Match Point
He tells me I'd hate it too if I were British. I will never know. Though it wasn't in my top ten, I was so excited watching it to see Woody Allen really caring about a film he was making again. I felt he was invested...and I just love my Woody Allen.
Auteur Lust on King Kong
Javier recognizes the abundant flaws of the Jackson epic. But damn if he doesn't love the big ape anyway. baby, love is strange.
ModFab on Gene Shalits Brokeback Thrashing
One of the internet's best blogs (period --any category) tells it like it t-i-s when it comes to that hateful mustached homophobe. GLAAD rakes the Today Show over the coals as well. Oh, and Jake Gyllenhaal. If you're still preying on men --come and get it. Corrupt me!
Written by NATHANIEL R @ 6:08 PM