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Monday, January 14, 2008

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Atonement with a Golden Globes Wrap-Up

Not content in watching a super stripped down version, I skipped the Golden Globes last night.

However, I did check the results online late last night. I got 7 out of 14 of my predictions correct, which is down from last year, but still a fair number (50%).

My biggest surprise was reading that Atonement won the award for "Best Picture - Drama."

This peaked my curiosity, so I decided to go an watch the film today.

I have never been a big fan of period dramas and I found some of the early scenes of the movie a bit on the boring side.

However, as plot (which involved a misunderstanding that lead to grave consequences) thickened, I started to get into the story more.

I did think it was a very good film (though I thought for a second that the story was going to take a more Cold Mountain direction halfway). I wouldn't necessary agree that it deserved the award, but the nomination was well earned.

With the win, Atonement has officially become the third frontrunner (along with No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood) in the Oscar race.

Let's just hope there's an Oscars to begin with.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).