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Have you ever wondered why some critics review films? They don't even seem to like movies that much from what they write. I LOVE movies, and think about them long after the last credits roll across the screen. My reviews are meant to inform, entertain and never have a spoiler.
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Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Aviator

Lulu asked about The Aviator. I thought this film should have won for Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year. I think Best Picture should be given to a big, sweeping epic of a film, and The Aviator certainly fits that description. Howard Hughes was a brilliant man and did much to advance the field of aviation. He also had a mental illness. The man struggled with obsessive compulsive disorder in a time when few medications or therapy were availble to him. Leonardo de Caprio delivered a fine performance of a man plagued by both genius and despair.

Mr. Hughes incredible airplane, The Spruce Goose, is now housed in a hangar in Oregon. Someday I will go to see it when I visit friends in Portland, and I've heard it is magnificent. In the meantime, rent The Aviator and enjoy the beautifully made film about the life of an American legend. The film won for best editing at the Academy Awards, and Leonardo won a Golden Globe for his performance.

1 comment:

  1. Marianne7:40 PM

    Hi Sue,

    I have been out of touch for a while but have just finished reading all the reviews that I missed. I really like your style. It is friendly and conversational, as if you can see me sitting here at my computer and you're talking to me. I like that. And I really like what you have to say about the movies. I like the longer reviews best because I get more of a feel for the movie in them. By the way, I have seen a few ads on your pages and checked them out, too. I was wondering. What do you think of NetFlix?