I'm almost through with 2007. I finally posted my visual awards (Costumes, Makeup etc.) and should have the aural categories up by weeks end. Then it's on to 2008, and I swear I'll finish posting 1990 and 2010 eventuall (this month, maybe). I get so effing sidetracked. Also, I have to update my Oscar predictions, and I swear that this is going to be about more than just a few random postings about awards. I should be talking about film; right?
I recently wrapped up King of Devil's Island and I'm still trying to compose my thoughts, but overall I was hugely impressed. The ensemble is outstanding and Trond Nilssen was just flawless. The framing of each scene helped build a depth to the portayal of these young men that could have easily diverted into a genre film, generic and cliched, but instead felt enriched with deeper wounds. It's a wonderful find and offers some stunning performances by the entire cast, which includes a paternally confused Stellan Skarsgard (possibly his finest performance to date) and newbies Benjamin Helstad and Morten Lovstad.