Movie Review: Invictus (2009)

Eastwood hits another cinematic homerun __ 10/10

InvictusFrancois Pienaar: I was thinking how a man could spend thirty years in prison, and come out and forgive the men who did it to him…

… and just in time for the Oscars. [I’m wondering whether the Academy Awards or the other various award ceremonies have some rules regarding release of movies by a particular director or studio at end of year. For example, “For Oscar consideration a given director/studio is limited to two November/December releases in a five-year period.” I don’t think Eastwood or Malpaso calculate that sort of thing, but I’ll bet a lot of others do. Heck, an Academy Award nomination, let alone a victory, is major ducats in the bank for everyone associated with a film. …random thoughts there.] Continue reading