Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mysterious Kin.

Head over to Popmatters and read my review for the truly magnificent Incéndies which sadly reminded me that time and time again, Oscar concentrates on rewarding the sappiest, least intellectual cinema...

5 comments:

Juank said...

I just saw it this week and blew up my mind, what an incredible stories, im heading in a rush to read your review on popmatters!

Amir said...

I placed this at number 8 on my list of the best of last year, so I'm a big fan, but in retrospect, I find the ending a bit contrived. I think the maze in the plot is a little too complicated. That said, he's a master director. His control over the visuals and the pace is brilliant. And that bus sequence... holy crap. It's so tough to sit through but it's so rewarding at the same time.

TomS said...

And yet we come back, year after year, and discuss Oscar endlessly, don't we? If the Academy makes such mediocre choices, maybe we should hope that our favorite, great films are simply ignored, instead of elevated to the level of mediocrity...and maybe we should ignore Oscar too.

"Incendies" was a hard-hitting, beautifully made film and I enjoyed your review on PopMatters.

Jose said...

Thanks for reading guys!

We totally should ignore Oscar indeed Tom, too bad these smaller movies need his name attached to get distribution elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Amen José!