I USED TO BE RELEVANT!
[UPDATE] 14 out of 24. Sounds about right.
Just to have a record of what I said somewhere, so that when I get them all correct on Sunday (haha, what a joke, doubt I’ve ever done better than 60%), here are my Oscar picks for this year. Feel free to tell us your picks, or just make a mockery of my picks (I don’t mind).
I'm under there somewhere...
I thought of doing this pretty much as a pointless exercise to see what I would actually do in a completely hypothetical situation (also because I was bored and felt like it), but I wondered this scenario:
I saw 76 films that were released in 2011. I think that’s more than usual. The last two years it was in the 50′s. Anyway, as I like to do, I’ve ranked them in order of awesomeness. If any of the grades are different than the original score I gave them, that’s because I’ve probably watched them again since and given them an updated value. Or I’ve just had time to think about them more, and changed my mind a little bit. Yes, I can do that if I want. Maniacal laugh. Maniacal laugh. Maniacal laugh.
I saw Alexander Payne’s new film, The Descendants, over the weekend as well. It’s not as great as some of his other films (Sideways, Citizen Ruth, and especially Election). but it fits in amongst his work and is certainly a good film.