Friday, June 19, 2009

Michael Clayton

I certainly feel no need to ramble on about this legal thriller. I'm not completely sure why Tilda Swinton took and Oscar while Tom Wilkinson didn't. As for the other nominations I can see why it lost Best Picture to NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN but I do think it's a toss as to if Clooney was better than Day-Lewis. My only complaint with MICHAEL CLAYTON is the end, while proper it seems forced and in a hurry which is in contrast to the pace by which the rest of the film works. Still, in a field oversaturated this manages to be fresh and engaging and ringing endorsement if ever one needs it.