My Review of the Oscars

Light. Weightless. Ephemeral.

The best line of the night came from Billy Crystal:

“Enjoy yourselves, because nothing can take the sting of the world’s economic problems like watching millionaires present each other with golden statues.”


  • Derek

    I was pleased that a number of the films receiving a lot of nominations were pretty family friendly and had some pretty edifying messages. The Artist, Hugo, War Horse, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Tree of Life are some of the best and most redemptive movies Hollywood has put out in a long time.

    • yankeegospelgirl

      Actually I was going to say that too. Though _Tree of Life_ really didn’t have a truly Christian message to speak of. I’m glad I saw it and, and I enjoyed it for the occasionally brilliant moments where the acting/directing/cinematography all came together perfectly, but the end product was a film entirely too much in love with itself.

      However, _The Artist_ was great. I heart Jean Dujardin. *swoons*

      Of course… _Girl With the Dragon Tattoo_ sort of singlehandedly cancels all this out. Sigh.

      • Darius T

        Really, YGG? I thought Tree of Life had the most Christian message of any movie (besides something like Courageous) I’ve seen in a few years (and I see a lot of movies).

        • yankeegospelgirl

          I should offer a disclaimer: I don’t really know WHAT the take-home message of _Tree of Life_ was supposed to be. But even though there was a lot of religious symbolism, talk about grace and forgiveness, and a lot of prayers to a vague blob of light in the sky which I assume was meant to represent God, nothing emerged that really presented Christ and the gospel in a clear way. IMO anyway.

  • RN

    Watching the Oscars, to me, is the equivelent of throwing a rotten fish into the Prov. 4:23 wellspring of life. Shallow, wordly, vain, and a waste of time.

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