Awkweird Me
Post-Oscars Thoughts
  • I liked Seth MacFarlane as the host a lot. I’d be happy if he hosted again sometime.
  • Argo was a bit of a surprise, but nice. I can easily understand why it won.
  • We all knew Daniel Day-Lewis was going to win, and that’s great.
  • I like Jennifer Lawrence a lot, but I didn’t really think she should’ve won for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.
  • I’m happy about Christoph Waltz. He’s awesome. Same with Quentin Tarantino.
  • Ang Lee winning was a bit of a surprise too. Life of Pi isn’t my favourite film from him, but he’s still a great director.
  • I didn’t do that well in predicting the major awards, but I guessed a lot of the others. It’s nice that it can be surprising though.
  • I’m already looking forward to next year’s awards!
Life of Pi (2012)
I liked this film, but I didn’t like everything about it. It’s pretty nice, visually. Although, the knowledge I have that it’s all fake did take me out of the experience. This also wasn’t helped by the 3D, which I still hate. Some of the CG animals were absolutely awful-looking, and others were fine. The tiger was pretty impressive, actually. I like Ang Lee a lot and his direction was great. I really liked the survival aspects of the story. I could appreciate some of the philosophical/religious messages, even if they were told without much subtlety. What I had the biggest problem with was the protagonist, Pi. I found him quite insufferable sometimes. He was just so quirky and flawless and joyous about everything, I found it grating. It’s just unfortunate that I had to go through the story with a character I didn’t like. I think it’s very much worth seeing though. It’s a good movie for families to watch together. I expect the book is better.

Life of Pi (2012)

I liked this film, but I didn’t like everything about it. It’s pretty nice, visually. Although, the knowledge I have that it’s all fake did take me out of the experience. This also wasn’t helped by the 3D, which I still hate. Some of the CG animals were absolutely awful-looking, and others were fine. The tiger was pretty impressive, actually. I like Ang Lee a lot and his direction was great. I really liked the survival aspects of the story. I could appreciate some of the philosophical/religious messages, even if they were told without much subtlety. What I had the biggest problem with was the protagonist, Pi. I found him quite insufferable sometimes. He was just so quirky and flawless and joyous about everything, I found it grating. It’s just unfortunate that I had to go through the story with a character I didn’t like. I think it’s very much worth seeing though. It’s a good movie for families to watch together. I expect the book is better.


Lust, Caution (2007)
P365 Film #229
With the exception of Hulk (2003) (which was pretty terrible, as I remember), I’ve enjoyed all the Ang Lee films I’ve seen. I can also add this one to the list. I will admit though, I had a little bit of difficulty keeping tack of what was going on. Keeping up with the characters, especially with their strange (to an English speaker) and similar names in particular. It was a pretty decent thriller though. A fair bit of graphic sexual content, as the title suggests. The cinematography was absolutely gorgeous, as were the costumes and set design. 

Lust, Caution (2007)

P365 Film #229

With the exception of Hulk (2003) (which was pretty terrible, as I remember), I’ve enjoyed all the Ang Lee films I’ve seen. I can also add this one to the list. I will admit though, I had a little bit of difficulty keeping tack of what was going on. Keeping up with the characters, especially with their strange (to an English speaker) and similar names in particular. It was a pretty decent thriller though. A fair bit of graphic sexual content, as the title suggests. The cinematography was absolutely gorgeous, as were the costumes and set design.