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Monday, March 20, 2006

WANT TO SEE THREE GOOD MOVIES? WELL, HERE THEY ARE

By Jim McAllister

If you read my stuff with any regularity, and I hope you do, you know that when it comes to movies I think vintage and art house films tower above the pablum of the super special effects junk that we see trying (and usually) failing to draw the public. It was pleasant to see a small film like "Crash", which was released early during 2005 and only did $53 million at the box office, keep its legs and win the Best Picture Oscar. Add to that the kudos for "Capote" and "The Constant Gardener" and my faith in the Academy is slowly being restored.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jim,
Thanks for the recommendations.
I have added them to my ongoing list. They sound like plenty of viewing fun!
NEM
P.S. I knew you faithfully do not watch the Academy Awards--I must have had a senior moment.

Anonymous said...

Jim,
I'm starting to worry about you my friend. The last three or four articles--I have agreed with you 100%. I'm a big Jeopardy fan, Robert Osborne and TCM are all ways on in my home, and now I have figured out how to post my comments to you. And to think,--all it took was a phone call!--LOL. Keep up the good work.

---Ski---

PS--And Thanks for the info on the Fastest Indian--I think I'll add it to my list of movies to see.