Rated R for just a few instances of swearing.
Ah, the virtue of ignorance. It’s just so unexpected. So cue the drummer and turn Michael Keaton loose as the Next 140 Project jumps deep into the Best Picture of 2014. We’re not sure this was the right choice for the Academy’s highest honour in what was a dynamite year at the movies, but we still enjoyed this funny & weird Broadway offering from Alejandro G. Inarritu. There are some problematic elements that the film glosses over and the enterprise is quite indulgent, but it’s a tremendous technical accomplishment and it provides some quality chuckles. How often does a movie that wins Best Picture qualify as a comedy…or a fantasy?
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For The Record: It’s a meteor streaking through the sky in the opening and the closing, not a comet. Also, Emmanuel Lubezki didn’t mention the camera operator during his Oscar acceptance speech.
Previously on the Next 139 Project: Our Oscars Preview
March 4th on the Next 141 Project: Memento