Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I went to see the movie Frost/Nixon yesterday and liked it a lot more than I'd expected. I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes details of how this unusual and significant television interview came to be, the character study of these two very different men, and the drama of the interview itself, which plays out like a prize fight. I also enjoyed all the period elements, and of-course the great acting. I totally believed Frank Langella was Nixon.

So, I've now seen all five movies nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, but I can't say which one I like best. I'll be rooting for Milk, but I'm sure the winner will be Slumdog Millionaire, which was a little too contrived for my taste, or Benjamin Button, which I thought was a tad too full of itself, and too long.


Abuela Maria Juana said...

just saw "frozen heart" in the photo stream! Great pic. I love it for Valentine's Day.

Valerie said...

Hi! I'm glad you found your way to my blog (where I wrote about Frost/Nixon). Every year I try to see all the Oscar noms in the major categories (best film, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, director & adapted/original screenplays). I've done pretty well this year--there are a few of the screenplays that are no longer in theaters, but not on DVD yet--I'll have to catch up with them later.

I once saw all the short was a lot of fun. I'll have to check the paper to see if they're being played anywhere this year.

Thanks for stopping by!