I also made a contribution to “The LAMB Devours the Oscars”, which is the Large Association of Movie Blogs’ ongoing series devoted to covering all of the Oscar nominees. I drew the short straw and got “Best Short Documentary” and didn’t have anything to offer. I didn’t feel it was right to write on something I hadn’t seen. Through the magic of twitter though, our buddy Dylan of Man I Love Films indicated he wouldn’t mind if I took his spot. And so I wound up writing about one of the best films of the year, best picture nominee “The Tree of Life”.
I’m glad that these posts wound up running relatively closely to each other… I think they provide a nice contrast to each other, and represent my varied interest in movies well. If you’re looking for a good read, if you’re a fan of either of these movies, or if you’d just like to show your support for me and/or the friends of FMR, I hope you’ll check them out!
It’s the biggest question of the week. Which movie is the best? In order to help frame my decision, I asked myself this question… If I could make sure every visitor here saw one movie, which would it be? Because basically, this award equals my TRUE highest recommendation. I gave the trademarked FMR A++ three times this year, but I can only give the Best Picture Leg Lamp once.
Your nominees are: “50/50”, “The Descendants”, “Drive”, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, “The Help”, “Midnight in Paris”, “Moneyball”, “The Muppets”, and “The Tree of Life”.
Click through to find out which of these ten worthy motion pictures won!
Ok folks. Our last individual honor of 2011. Tomorrow, all that’s left are the movie awards.
Today’s category? The Best Director! These are the artists that paint the canvas that is the silver screen. What they say – their “Directions” – are what you wind up seeing. And these five? They all did extraordinary work.
The nominees are: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”, David Fincher, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, Terrence Malick, “Tree of Life”, Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”, and Nicholas Winding Refn, “Drive”.