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Old January 17 2010, 04:46 AM   #112
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Re: Movies Seen in 2010

DVD:

Adventureland - B+
Samaritan Girl - N/A

Theatre:

Avatar - B
Precious - A-
Invictus - B+
A Single Man - B

This could just as easily have been titled Give Colin Firth An Oscar: The Movie, because it's basically a performance-piece. And, indeed, the strongest thing the film has going for it is Colin Firth, who well-deserves the Oscar nomination he'll get for it. The movie itself has problems; the two key supporting performances, Nicholas Houtt and Julianne Moore, are kind of weak in places (particularly unexpected from Moore, who's attempting a British accent here, not particularly well); but bigger than that, this movie is really over-directed. Too much fiddling with colour saturation, etc. for symbolic effect, and the score is intrusive.
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