Plus: RIP, Sidney Poitier.
I'm watching Swan Song btw. It's amazing. I can't get over how much I love this.
“Better that the awards diminish and go into the west like so many elves before them than pander for eyeballs.” 👏👏👏 My sentiments exactly.
Literally just rewatched Peter Bogdanovich’s Tom Petty documentary this week! It’s one of my favorite movies, and a great documentary. Only someone with his storytelling skills could make a 4hr documentary that flies by.
Sidney Poitier was an incredible actor and made such an impression on me with his talent. “I had Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “To Sir, With Love” on VHS as a kid because my mom loved those movies. I loved them too. Such an amazing artist, he was truly on another level. ❤️
I used to watch the Oscars. Typically, I had actually seen 2 or 3 of the nominated films. But I rarely go to the movies now and I’ve almost never heard of the nominees.
I would make the case that The Oscars need Spider-Man more than Spider-Man needs The Oscars. Nominating a film that people a) saw and b) really liked would maybe help the telecast crack $10 million this year.
Also, I like The Oscars and have watched every ceremony since 1998 when Titanic won. Still, let's be honest about what they are - at best they are a celebration of movies and at worst they are a celebration of the PR firms that ran the campaigns. Which, I'm fine with because whatever.