‘The atrocities in Darfur are atrocious, pass the butter.’ Why is genocide called ‘ethnic cleansing’? It isn't extraordinarily clean. The smells of crumbling and burned flesh are everywhere the ‘cleansing’ happens. There is of course, no disposal site which may hold volumes of bodies numbering in the many thousands. Then there had been also the double whammy of Thure Lindhardt and Mads Mikkelsen in Flame & Citron, a Danish favourite which may have gathered votes to praise the Copenhagen place for this year’s awards. Sorrentino’s direction was actually inspiring, but maybe the film, which opened late in the year, wasn't seen by enough citizens. But their performances weren't incredible and they did not offer much competition, just before Elmar Wepper who brought up the rear with his role in Kirschblten ( Cherry Blossoms ) and James McAvoy in amendment.
Then the only real way to give an explanation for the rest is momentum. The herd mindset that Continentals are renowned for. It is the most literal definition of ‘eye candy’ ever made. ** Funniest Film of the Year, Best Motion Picture Comedy in Ages ** Tropic Thunder This is your career Ben Stiller, and ya done good. Even Tom Cruise brings down the house in this, as does as a fun supporting performance by Matthew McConaughey with a funny call back joke to put a capper on the climax of the film. This film is a totally guilt free comedy that is solid start to end despite being impeded by an over-the top performance by Jack Black that just appears wholly out of place. Regard it this way, somebody shoots a mpeg of your favourite cousin’s marriage. But if the same raw video was placed into the hands of a talented editor, the ultimate result would be quite different. The final product is a pleasant, generally continuing record of the event, with sudden stops and starts here and there when the primary activity changes or moves to a different area or location that needs a different ‘shot’. The ensuing piece would tell the tale of the final result of your cousin’s three-year love, as articulated by a few key family members.