Okay, I’m on record as saying I like movies: good, bad, and indifferent. But maybe we need an entirely new evaluative category (I suggest “movies for non-earthlings”). I have read the Golden Globes blurb in the NYT, and behold, these are the plots that merit awarding:
“Brokeback Mountain” — “It’s a Big Country” gone gay all over.
“Syriana” — CIA and American oil magnates kill handsome young Arabs to sustain ugly old ones.
“Munich” — Israelis murder Palestinians until, nauseated by the shoddiness of their existence, they move to Brooklyn.
“Good Night, Good Luck” — American media good, American government bad (but lucky?).
“The Constant Gardner” — Axis of evil? It’s the (American) pharmaceutical companies, of course.
“Capote” — “The Maltese Falcon” with Sam Spade gone gay – oh, never mind.
Somebody help me out here.
UPDATE: Help is here. Of a sort. Another message from the earthling portion of the movie audience.