DouBleB’s 2012 Oscar Picks – “Directing”

This is the poor man’s “Best Picture”, a consolation prize that is a very big deal.

Disclaimer: I have not seen every single one of this year’s nominated movies, and I probably won’t for reasons that I don’t want to waste my time watching shit that was manufactured  just to get Oscar consideration (I’m looking at a specific movie involving two former Oscar winners). It’s not like I watched every bowl eligible college football team before making my picks. If you don’t like it you can file a complaint here.

For my other picks go to my Oscar Picks Hub.

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“[amazon_link id="B005LL4U54" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The Artist[/amazon_link]” Michel Hazanavicius

Before ‘The Artist’,  director Michel Hazanavicius was best known for his two spy movie parodies [amazon_link id="B000TK31XY" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies[/amazon_link], and [amazon_link id="B0043XSPPW" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]OSS 117: Lost in Rio[/amazon_link], both of which starred the lead in ‘The Artist’, Jean Dujardin. Nest of Spies also had Bérénice Bejo, the female lead of ‘The Artist’.

 

“[amazon_link id="B004UXUX4Q" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The Descendants[/amazon_link]” Alexander Payne

The Descendants is the first movie Alexander Payne directed since the extremely overrated “[amazon_link id="B001JNNDCY" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Sideways[/amazon_link]” Sorry fuckos, you’re not going to convince me on this one. It’s my least favorite role of Paul Giamatti’s, and I’m not much for hearing people whine about wine. One of Paynes movies I did enjoy very much is 1999′s ‘[amazon_link id="B001GMH8UG" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Election[/amazon_link]‘, starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon,  which  deals with the corruption of a high school election by a teacher (Broderick) who doesn’t want to see the spoiled student (Witherspoon) win an election unopposed.

 

“[amazon_link id="B003Y5H5HE" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Hugo[/amazon_link]” Martin Scorsese

It says that on IMDB that one of Scorsese’s next project will be a Biopic about Frank Sinatra entitled “Sinatra”. Who else would he want to play the lead other than his go to man, Leonardo DiCaprio?
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What else can I say about Scorsese than that I love his work, with[amazon_link id="B000M5AJQI" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ] The Departed[/amazon_link], [amazon_link id="B002XUBDVK" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Gangs of New York[/amazon_link], [amazon_link id="B001JQTSG6" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Raging Bull[/amazon_link],  and [amazon_link id="B000LPS4BG" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Goodfellas[/amazon_link] among my favorites. [amazon_link id="B004IFYMYI" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Taxi Driver[/amazon_link]? Overrated.

 

“[amazon_link id="B005MYEPXC" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Midnight in Paris[/amazon_link]” Woody Allen

Woody Allen is a director I’m not fond of, despite his critical acclaim. I’m starting to think that it has something to do with my hatred for the Yankees.

 

“The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick

Terence Malick is an incredibly private person. He won’t allow pictures of himself to be used as promotional materials for his movies. What if he were a rotating carousel of amazing directors who got to do more experimental work under the different moniker. No, that’s not true at all. If you haven’t seen [amazon_link id="B003KGBIRA" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The Thin Red Line [/amazon_link] you should remedy that. It came out around the same time as Saving Private Ryan, which acts as it’s Fast and Furious to Thin Red Line’s “Drive” in way.

AND THE WINNER IS………….

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My surprise at how well Scorsese made a children’s film is the reason he was finally able to snatch a pick from me away from ‘The Artist’. I thought he would fuck Hugo up for some reason, maybe as a subconscious hope he would stick to films where it’s okay to beat somebody’s head in with a blunt object.

Disclaimer: I have not seen every single one of this year’s nominated movies, and I probably won’t for reasons that I don’t want to waste my time watching shit that was manufactured  just to get Oscar consideration (I’m looking at a specific movie involving two former Oscar winners). It’s not like I watched every bowl eligible college football team before making my picks. If you don’t like it you can file a complaint here.

For my other picks go to my Oscar Picks Hub.