After a while, it all starts to feel like a showreel for the film’s special-effects team than an honest effort to tell a story.
Most affecting in its depiction of friendship, and the performances represent platonic male intimacy in convincing, often moving ways.
If you ask me, though, it’s easily the most repellant of all 24 lineups, and one of the more shameful nominee crops in recent Academy history.
Confession: I don’t like The Lord of the Rings films. All of them.
A once-precious franchise’s weakest installment, which forgets these adventures’ magic was never conjured by bells and whistles.
A top-shelf presentation of one of last year’s baggiest, most unnecessary films.
Like Avatar before it, Life of Pi is the kind of Oscar-y prestige pic that also stands as a benchmark for the medium.