05 February 2010
Picture: Sita Sings the Blues (68/8)
Director: Götz Spielmann, Revanche (74/9)
Actress: Maya Rudolph, Away We Go (58/7)
Actor: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart (76/7)
S. Actor: Jackie Earle Haley, Watchmen (60/9)
S. Actress: Lorna Raver, Drag Me to Hell (68/7)
Screenplay: Nina Paley, Sita Sings the Blues (58/7)
Scene: The face of Jewish vengeance, Inglourious Basterds (48/5)
[SPOILERS for Alterna-WWII (among other things), and the audio is slightly out of sync—sorry about that. Also, I'd be grateful if some of the folks who voted for this scene would explain in the comments why they loved it so, because for me it would be Exhibit B in Reasons This Picture Is Not In Fact Awesome. (Exhibit A. being the entirety of Chapter 2.) Are you responding to the audacity or the actual execution (so to speak)? Do you really enjoy that sad little slo-mo zoom into Eli Roth firing from the balcony? Hackiest I've ever seen QT, apart from Shoshanna's ghost face in the smoke.
Again, Revanche is the first of Spielmann's films to receive a U.S. release.
Oscar front-runner Jeff Bridges didn't fare terribly well with this group, but then he already won our Best Actor award for The Big Lebowski 11 years ago. He also placed 7th for The Door in the Floor in 2004 (hey that rhymes) and 11th in Supporting for The Contender (2000). Jackie Earle Haley finished 4th in the same category for the otherwise mostly reviled (by us) Little Children (2006). Both women are new, as is Ms. Paley.
Posted by md'a at 2:15 PM