Gosh, can’t believe how many really great films there were this year! I was however, almost ready to boycott the Oscars over the glaring snub of “The Butler,” which I feel is a better movie that “12 Years A Slave”. While I liked the latter, “The Butler” was an African-American epic! Another inexplicable snub was “August Osage County”which featured a powerhouse of acting from just about everyone involved. That Margo Martindale and Chris Cooper were not nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Actor, respectively was also a wrongful omission. Here are my predictions!
From comedy to really serious dramas (thinking “12 Years A Slave”) there are about 70 movies coming out between now and awards season! Not sure about the wisdom of releasing this many films as unfortunately most will lose money due to a glut of content. Filmgoers just can’t see this many films! But here are five I saw this week, that were all great cinema experiences in very different ways.