Mon 24 Mar
Five random notes on the occasion of the 75th Academy Awards: 1. I saw Far from Heaven earlier today and while it was excellently made, there was almost nothing surprising about it. What’s more, Julianne Moore, while talented and beautiful, has a zillion teeth. 2. On the way back from a short vacation in Miami at New Year’s, I sat next to Adrien Brody on the plane. I remember thinking, When’s his career going to go somewhere? 3. What, exactly, is the point of the Best Animated Feature category if its only purpose is to honor these kinds of nominees? They may as well add a category for Best Instructional Workplace Video.’ 4. Adaptation should have been nominated and chosen Best Picture. 5. I still hate the Academy Awards.