LATELY — 7 March 2006

Movie/Oscars stuff

Crash is ac­tu­ally a pretty decent film; am sur­prised it beat Brokeback Mountain though. It’s so re­lent­lessly about racism that it some­times feels like a school project. The scene where Matt Dillon rescues Thandie Newton from her wrecked car is pretty sweet though. (So much so that I’m happy to over­look the ar­ti­fi­cial time constraint.)

And hasn’t Clooney so totally made it as a film star? I’d almost com­pletely for­got­ten that he was once, you know, a TV star.

Rachel Weisz is pretty damn at­tractve in the Constant Gardener. (Noteworthy because I don’t often get crushes on actresses.) Not a par­tic­u­larly mem­o­rable movie though.

I was talking to someone about Hidden/Cache re­cently but we couldn’t really go into it because I haven’t seen it. Well, now I have but I can’t re­mem­ber who I was talking to…

Jay Barnes on the Oscars, and whether the Academy is progressive

Decent article: “The bleacher sitters had flown in from across the country, and from Germany and Britain, just to see celebri­ties from 40 feet away. And — this is the part that con­fused me the most — they weren’t a bad-looking group of people. There were several women I would have been happy to sleep with were it not for the fact that it would be an em­bar­rass­ing story of our first meeting: ‘I heard her shriek for Heath Ledger, and that’s when I knew your mom was the woman for me.’”