Saturday, January 28, 2006
French Oscars Doesn't Skip "Beat"
The Cesar nominations -- the French equivalent to the Oscars -- are out and "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" has 10 nods. A nominal remake of the James Toback film "Fingers" (which I hated), "Beat" is one of the best movies of the year. Also nominatred is the sacharine Oscar bait "Merry Christmas" (about the Christmas Eve truce in the trenches of World War I), and the Dardenne brothers' very good drama "The Son."