The Oscar Rage – A Bit Late

I was having serious website problems when the Oscars happened so I never had a chance to voice my annual Oscar rage. Parasite was an enjoyable picture, but best pic of the year? You’ve got to be kidding. Long after Parasite has sunk without a trace, Sam Mendes’ direction for 1917 will live on. At least 1917 won for cinematography. In other words, Parasite did not deserve either best picture or best direction. As for best actress – anyone of the other four nominees were better than miss squint, Renée Zellweger, who played Judy Garland without one ounce of subtlety or nuance, not to mention, and pardon the pun, all on one note. I’m always disappointed by the Oscar choices, but this year was particularly hard to swallow.