Monday, February 25, 2008


Didn't watch a single minute of the Oscars, instead opting to watch Ang Lee's latest. Turned out to be a good idea--dark, glacial in mood and pacing, and oh so naughty. Had Merchant Ivory lasted long enough to make an art-house porno, they might have come up with Lust, Caution.

Meh. An inspiring story from real-life turned sentimental tripe. Clumsily cobbled together and manipulative as an ABC after-school special from the '70s. Actually not as terrible as expected, but still an idea done to death.

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