If the Academy Awards demonstrated anything, it was the weakness of the films in 2003. ROTK towered over everything else. I remember thinking that one of my fondest movie memories of the year was hearing the song from “A Mighty Wind,” a funny, but hardly ambitious film.
The best picture nominees included one weak film (Lost In Translation) and one real dog (Master and Commander). In many ways, “Finding Nemo” was the film highlight of the year.
So far 2004, is looking much stronger. After all, the big movie this time last year was “Daredevil.”
On behalf of movie fans everywhere, let’s hope the good news continues.