The 72nd Golden Globes was here and now gone. The big winners are Boyhood, Birdman, and The Theory of Everything. The big losers were the people (including me) who had to sit through that insufferable telecast. It was really bad and it was truly three hours of my life wasted. If you didn’t watch the show, you can download my recap of the broadcast where I not only discuss the winners and talk about the high and low moments of the show but I offer up some analysis as well as where we are heading as the Oscar nominations are coming out this Thursday.
There will be the usual Weekly Movie Podcast on Tuesday as well as a podcast talking about the Oscar nominations on Thursday.
Movie Review The Hurt Locker 2009 Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackle Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Films about the Iraq War have become almost as common as the buddy-comedy in American cinema as of late. Most of them have a preachy message (either implied or direct) that shoes the horrors of war and questions the entire point of the Iraq conflict. It’s not that Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker is different (in many ways it isn’t) but this movie bucks the trend and is surprisingly very good. At the time of the release, it arguably was the best film to have dealt with the conflict by relying more on the actions and decisions of those involved to tell the story rather than rely mainly on melodrama.