Fogs’ Oscar Diary: Pt 4 The Big Finish

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Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. The night of nights.
No more rehearsing or nursing a part.
We know every part by heart!

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. We’ll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we’ll hit!
On with the show, this is it!

Here we go, the final hour! The big Awards! The Grand Finale! Best Actor! Best Actress! Best Director! And of course, Best Picture! Let’s do it!

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Fogs’ Oscar Diary: Pt 3 – The Second Hour

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Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. The night of nights.
No more rehearsing or nursing a part.
We know every part by heart!

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. We’ll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we’ll hit!
On with the show, this is it!

One hour down. One major award. One racist joke. Hugo cleaning up on technical stuff.

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Fogs’ Oscar Diary: Pt 2 – The First Hour

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Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. The night of nights.
No more rehearsing or nursing a part.
We know every part by heart!

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. We’ll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we’ll hit!
On with the show, this is it!

Ok, ok, ok! Made it alive through the Red Carpet! Now it’s time for the REAL Deal…

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow and young newcomer Thomas Horn. It’s the story of how the events of September 11th, 2001 affected one family, and one young boy in particular.

The film has been nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Max von Sydow. Yet it currently sits at 46% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes.

That’s an incongruity that I couldn’t wrap my head around… So I entered the film not knowing what to expect.

Here’s my take.

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