Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Pretentious Film Awards, Best Director

And the gifted auteurs are...

Tomas A
lfredson - Let the Right One In
Expertly cr
afts one of the best vampire movies I've ever seen.

Gus Van
Sant - Milk
Takes what could have been standard biopic fare, and turns Dustin Lance Black's screenplay into one of his best/most accessible films in years.

Jonathan Demme -
Rachel Getting Married
At once a veritable celebration of music and life as it is a requiem for a family in crisis, all guided under his expert hand. He's returned to form here.

Andrew Stanton -
For using restraint, subtlety and nuance in a medium that doesn't often allow it. Kudos.

Darren Aronofsky -
The Wrestler
Restrained, subdued and personal, even during the wrestling sequences. It always feels intimate, painful and real.

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