I don’t watch the Oscar award show itself (that would be crazy!) but I read about it obsessively the following day. Who wore what, why some films have mojo, while others are meh. Why is it they keep letting Jack Nicolson present an award when he looks like he’s ready to be embalmed instead. The injustice of Ralph Fiennes missing a nomination for his performance in the Constant Gardener. So many unponderables.
The biggest unponderable of all was that this was the year of the indie film. Finally, finally, this year’s crop of nominated films shared one thing: great out-of-the-box storytelling. [Read more…]