Now that I don’t get out much, I like the awards shows to tell me what movies I should see once they make it to DVD. Although I really wanted to see “No Country for Old Men” after last year, and ow-ow-ow, was that ever NOT my kind of movie! I had nightmares of Javier Bardem jumping out of my closet to kill me for days! Thank God I saw it after I saw the one movie I saw in the cinema last year, Vicky Christina Barcelona, because otherwise I wouldn’t have seen that, and I would’ve missed out on Penelope Cruz’ magnificent performance.
Anyway, from 2008, in my own particular order:
- The Reader (OK, didn’t even know this had been made into a movie! Like I said, I don’t get out much. I read the book years ago and loved it though, and I already knew Kate Winslet makes any movie fabulous)
- Slumdog Millionaire (OK, who doesn’t want to see that now?)
- Revolutionary Road (Kate Winslet again)