Sunday, December 10, 2006
2006: The Year In Review (Film)
I didn't go to the movies very much in 2006. I am certain that there were several outstanding movies made, but most of them I did not see. Two movies that I consider the most memorable were "Sideways" in which Paul Giamatti was justly nominated for an Academy Award in his role as a 8th grade teacher who accompanies a friend on a series of extended bachelor parties prior to a wedding. The bloody "Flags Of Our Fathers", the Clint Eastwood film about the soldiers who raised the flag on Iwo Jima was also a standout. This was about a justified war as opposed to the ones in Viet Nam and Iraq. The viewer was given insight to the agony of a true American hero, Ira Hayes, who died practically penniless after outstanding service to his country.