I saw Birdman a while back. I didn’t actually like it very much, but I respected it — it’s a movie about actors acting about acting, and they acted the hell out of it. I was totally unsurprised that it won a bunch of Oscars last night, because the people voting on it were all in the acting business, and rightly enough, they all voted for the well-acted movie that was about them.
You want a more thorough review? Here’s a pair that take both positions, and I agree with both of them. It’s a movie that was too self-absorbed to interest me, but I think it thoroughly deserved an award by and for actors.
That’s all I know. I didn’t even watch the Oscars.
Or you could talk about Patricia Arquette’s backstage remarks.
It is time for us. It is time for women. …The truth is even though we sort of feel like there is, there are huge issues that are at play and really do affect women. It’s time for all the women in America, and the men who love women and all the gay people and people of color we’ve all fought for to fight for us now.
Did she just hang a big “Mission Accomplished” sign over the issues of racism and LGBT rights, and say that it’s time for all the black and gay people to start working for straight white women’s rights? Because that’s sure what it sounded like.