Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thank You, Ron Rosenbaum

Slate.com writer Ron Rosenbaum has penned an extensive and scathing article on why Kate Winslet's Nazi flick, The Reader, might be a contender for the "worst Holocaust film ever made" title. Finally, someone has pinpointed exactly what left me antsy and uncomfortable with the film (and most Holocaust-themed works in general) and its undulating, unceasing praise.

While i don't think The Reader has a shot in hell at actually winning Best Picture, its nomination leaves me bitter enough. Now with reasons other than the movie's mediocrity and conception as simplistic Oscar-bait! And more fiber! Thank you, Ron Rosenbaum, for providing me with the ammunition i required.

Read the article. You're not illiterate like Hanna.

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