Friday, January 30, 2009


This was our final Best Picture/Best Director film to see and the one I was looking the least forward to seeing figuring how interesting can a movie about a TV interview be? Boy was I wrong. Ron Howard rings everything out of this story making a fascinating film that grabs you from the get-go and never lets go. And it features two towering performances, the Best Actor nominated Frank Langella as Nixon and the overlooked Michael Sheen as David Frost.

Of the five nominated films I don't think Frost/Nixon is the best picture, but it might be the best directed picture simply because of the number of wonderful performances Howard brought forth from his actors and the amount of entertainment he squeezed from a rather mundane subject. I really think it is between Ron Howard and Gus Van Sant for Best Director.

Best Picture is easy though: Milk is, by a wide margin, the Best Picture of the year.

Our yearly Oscar quest continues...

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