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Monday, February 28, 2005
  The Oscars
I watched the Oscars last night, and I have to say I was pleased overall with the results. I wanted Million Dollar Baby to win big, and it did - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Hilary Swank) and Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman). It was no surprise when Jamie Foxx won for best actor - this was a given.

Eastwood is one of my favorite directors. I loved Unforgiven, and was impressed with Mystic River.

And now for the surprise confession - I also really liked the Passion of the Christ! I went into it as a sort of duty, to see what all the hype was about. But instead I was deeply moved by this picture, and impressed (as I have been in the past) by Mel Gibson's excellent direction. And while I'm embroiled in controversy, I'll also confess to absolutely loving Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2! These two films are testaments to Tarantino's skill as a director - I truly have admiration for this man after watching these movies.
 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 8:12 AM


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