bart_calendar (bart_calendar) wrote,

Starting To Watch The Oscar Nominees.

Did two tonight.

Black Swan: The angry ghost of Stanley Kubrick takes possession of a bunch of filmmakers and makes a very well shot film with wonderful acting performances that ends up being about not much of anything. Sure is creepy and scary. Overall incredibly well done, but empty.

The Social Network: Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher manage to make a movie about two really, really boring lawsuits over shares in a famous company interesting. It's almost like a Brett Easton Ellis novel in that nearly everyone comes off as a piece of shit. But, it doesn't have the sense of irony the Ellis brings to this type of material. Great performance by Timberlake. I'm just not sure Zuckerberg is the right socially awkward tech dude to make billions to make a movie about. I suspect a Bill Gates version of this would have been more fun, because it's amusing to hate on Gates. Zuckerberg you just end up feeling sorry for.

So far two very good films but I don't get the Oscar buzz about them (except for Natalie Portman's performance which would be hard to beat for best actress.)
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