Life of Pi




It won’t win Best Picture, but politics aside, if the Oscar is supposed to go to the film that is most likely to leave the longest legacy or make the best overall impression (acting be damned, said by an actor no less!) than Life of Pi is that film this year.  And as ‘wrong’ as it was for Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow to not even get nominated for Best Director, truth be told, now I’m thinking Ang Lee deserves that trophy this year over everybody else anyway.

The ‘unfilmmable’ film is based on a hugely popular book (writer’s note: haven’t read the book yet) about a boy lost at sea with a Bengal tiger.  The story is fantastic (clearly), and there’s a nice ‘And the moral to the story is…’ moment at the end of the film that says A LOT about ‘religion’ without being condescending.  But more than anything else, this is one of the most beautiful films I’ve seen in a long time.  Visually speaking, this was film geek porn.  Can’t put it any better than that.

Only a few more Best Picture nominees to get to…

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