Sunday, November 28, 2010

OSCAR WATCH: 127 Hours

"127 Hours" is another solid endeavor by Danny Boyle. Should definitely pick up a good spread of Oscar nominations. The directing was focussed, creating a very intimate atmosphere, as if you were stuck in the cave with James Franco's character. This character was the highlight of the movie, as Franco put in an outstanding performance carrying the movie all on his own. His performance in "the scene" (if you know the basic plot, then you'll know what I am referring to) was enough to warrant a Best Actor nomination. The short running time (94 minutes) of the film held the audience's attention, avoiding the mistake of trying to stretch out a very simple plot. I would consider this film a strong contender for Best Actor, Best Director and Editing. Should also be a lock for nominations in Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Cinematography, but I would be very surprised if it won awards in these categories. I recommend this film, but be warned. This film is not for the faint of heart!

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