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01/13/2005 Archived Entry: "Going Sideways"
Posted by CKL @ 09:45 AM PST

We finally saw Sideways last night, and it's every bit as good as you've heard. Every performance is brilliant, but especially Paul Giamatti, who does wonders with a mostly thankless (albeit starring) role, and Virginia Madsen, who delivers a heartbreaking monologue about why she loves wine.

Since it's the season for it: I predict that Sideways will be this year's Lost in Translation; that is, a film which is worthy of the Best Picture mantle but which will not win because the Academy prefers to reward more "epic" filmmaking.

There ain't no justice.

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The score for Sideways is also phenomenal. I love movie scores, and this one really stands out, mostly because it's so atypical of score music. The fun scenes are sharpened with certain pieces of the score, the painful scenes become broader and deeper with other parts of the score. Check out previews at iTunes, Amazon, or whereever you can.

Beautiful performances too. I have to concur that Giamatti's and Madsen's dialogue about wine riveted me. It's a GREAT movie about friendship and love.

And if you didn't like Lost in Translation, still see this movie. I hated Lost in Translation but loved this movie. :-D

Posted by Loren @ 02/20/2005 01:51 PM PST

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