The annual movie awards season is pretty much over for another year. But once again, you still have a chance to see some of the nominated films that never make it to everyone. The annual gathering of the Oscar Nominated Short Subjects returns once again to Cincinnati World Cinema next weekend. These films are categorized by live action and animated, and in order to give more variety to the arrangement, Cincinnati World Cinema mixes them up and adds some bonus films that didn’t make the cut. The two separate programs are then scheduled twice each, so you have a chance to see them all at once or on different days.
George Clooney’s new movie, The Monuments Men, is based on a book by the same name by author Robert Edsel. Our Kelly Blewett has a review of the book about this unique art salvation mission during WWII.
I’m guessing that, in the course of your movie-watching career, you have found yourself in the position of choosing a film even though it sounds totally illogical, perhaps even stupid, but yet turns out to be well done and incredibly entertaining. Such is the case with 3 Days to Kill. In some ways, it’s the typical action flick, but at the same time the atypical action flick.
Sometimes it doesn’t pay to over anticipate a new film, as it can often end in disappointment. That happened to me last year with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. And now it’s happened again with George Clooney’s The Monuments Men. And although it pains me to say so, the fault has to lie with Clooney himself for choosing to wear so many hats on one head. He starred, directed, produced, and co-wrote this tale of World War II intrigue. We already know he’s a really capable actor and director. Maybe he should stick to doing what he does best instead of trying to cover all the bases himself.