I’m a bit of a movie guy. I’ve seen about 360 features so far this, and October just started. Sure there are some clunkers in there, like I, Frankenstein or That Awkward Moment, but for the most part I seek out movies that I ought to enjoy. With a few exceptions, I’m not trying to waste my money and – more importantly – my time on something I’m not going to like. But what about good movies that are impossible to like?
And so ends awards season. It was a long one (isn’t it always?), and it was populated by movies and performances that all seemed especially deserving. The biggest surprise, though? The fact that the 86th Academy Awards was actually an earnest and entertaining dedication to the year in film.