Now that awards season is upon us, we see movie trailers at nearly every commercial break touting the awards either the film has received or for which it has been nominated.
Do these awards or nominations influence your desire to see a movie? If you had no interest in seeing Iron Lady before the Golden Globe Awards, do you suddenly want to see it now? Or are these awards routines simply a way to recognize the “important” or “statement” pictures and present due respect to great performances?
I know that Meryl Streep is an amazing actor. I don’t deny that. She’s incredible. I’m sure that her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher is wonderful and mesmerizing and heart breaking and inspiring. And I know that if these type of movies are to continue being made, people must get off their couches and go to the theatres to see them. But honestly, if I’m going to save up the cash for my girl friends and I to go out for a show, I want to watch a movie that is pure fun. (No offense, Ms. Streep.) I have enough to cry about at home.
On the other hand, I certainly want to see The Artist. I have since the first trailer I saw for it. I adore classic movies, including some silent films, and the look and feel of this new silent film is endearing. I can’t wait!
So which acclaimed films are on your list to see? I’d love to know!
That’s a wrap for this Toast to Cinema. Thanks for reading!