I normally disregard awards. (well, unless I win them). I like Seth McFarlane. He led me to the show and kept me watching, I thought he did great. I knew Ang Lee from his varied work from Crouching Tiger to the underrated Incredible Hulk. So he wins Best Director for Life of Pi. So I watch Life of Pi. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. I’m hypnotized by the world he created and I sit in silence five minutes after the movie ends, reliving what I just saw. Reliving how I felt when I watched it just moments earlier. That doesn’t happen often with me.
It just so happens that the other most recent time a film had that effect was another Oscar winner. It’s a short film called Curfew. Everything was great down to the use of anamorphic lenses.
Two highly recommended movies.