AhhH! Less than two hours until the Academy Awards but I saw Milk last night and The Reader today. Before I scurry off to an Oscar Party here’s my take on the last two best picture movies. Gotta make this quick.
- Milk – I’ve been such a bad gay on this one. But finally saw it and loved it. I have great respect for original screenplays and I hope this movie at least gets recognition through that win. Sean Penn probably deserves the win over Mickey Rourke although I don’t think he’ll get it. He was amazing, as was the rest of the cast. After walking out of the theatre this became my favorite movie of the four best picture nominees I had seen. A
- The Reader – It took about 14 hours for Milk to be bumped down to #2. I loved loved loved The Reader. This was the movie I was waiting for all year. A movie with characters I felt for and affected by. I thought it was painfully believable and Kate Winslett was obviously amazing. She’ll win and she deserves it. Best movie of the year. A
I’m sure Slumdog Millionaire is going to win but if it were up to me, my vote would be cast for The Reader. Here’s how I’d stack up the best picture nominees:
- The Reader
- Slumdog Millionaire
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
(I would slot The Wrestler in after Milk if it had been nominated and Doubt under that.)