Of Oscar Nominees and Disgruntled Critics

The seven days following the announcement of Oscar nominations should be designated "Disgruntled Critics Week." I confess, I often count myself among the soured when it comes to considering what was (and wasn't) nominated by the Academy. After finally seeing all of 2011's "Best Picture" nominees, I can say I have some problems. I don't want to unjustly belittle, though. It's not all bad by any stretch. Among the nine "Best Picture" nominees, one is my favorite film of the year (The Tree of L … [Read more...]