Santa Monica reporter comments on Academy Awards
I thought the show was one of the best in many years, if not the best.
The movies, as I wrote, were good, but not great. I think “The Artist” is fun, but amounts to little
There were a lot of good documentaries showcased that will go on to do well in video and TV.
I liked Meryl Streep in “Iron Lady.” And Viola Davis in “The Help.”
“A Separation” was a good choice. There was a lot of intelligent entertainment last year.
I think I missed one major award: I thought they’d give it to Davis; they gave it to Streep. No big deal.
The criticism that the Academy skews older is okay by me; IFP, the Independent Feature Project, which has its show the day before, skews younger.
Actually older people, 45 plus, go to the movies more than younger, and consume more DVDs.