March 27th, 2006

horror at the movies

[Tsotsi]

Oh my gosh, I keep forgetting to do this. Tsotsi, as everyone reading this probably already knows, won the Oscar for best foreign language film. Which it deserved (say I, having not seen any of the contenders. Go me and my opinions!) The lead, Presley Chweneyagae, was just brilliant, and I found myself thinking what a different (and -awful-) movie it would have been if an American studio had taken the same basic premise. This one, however, was complex and moving. Thumbs up.
cate

[p.s.] [Oz]

p.s. was better than I had expected it to be. I'm a fan of Laura Linney's from way back ("Tales of the City" represent), and I am pretty shamelessly a fan of Topher Grace. Plus, it's just nice to have a romance-with-age-difference where the woman is the older one. Das right.

And (finally) this weekend I finished the fourth season of Oz. It just keeps on breaking my heart, so of course I love it.