Monday, December 11, 2006

Boston Beans For "The Departed"

Boston critics love "The Departed" -- and it can't be just because the film is set in their hometown. Scorsese's crime melodrama won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mark Wahlberg. Best Actor and Best Actress were Oscar frontrunners Forest Whitaker for The Last King Of Scotland and Helen Mirren for The Queen. Among the other movies scoring strongly with Boston scribes: "Half-Nelson," which I would love to see score strongly at the Oscars.

2 comments:

joe said...

I haven't heard enough praise for Mark Wahlberg's performance in this movie -- glad to see he's being recognized here.

Michael in New York said...

Yeah, he was very funny. Wahlberg is a great example of a good actor who has great taste in material and knows what works for him.