My Top Ten Films of the Decade: #7 Mystic River

Even though he won Oscars the next year for Million Dollar Baby, I believe that this is the best film Clint Eastwood has directed this decade.  It gave him his first nomination since Unforgiven and it resulted in both Sean Penn and Tim Robbins winning Oscars (Robbins performance is especially haunting). This crime drama is […]

Oscar Week ’09: My Favourite Non-Winners – Mystic River

In comparison to the anger I experienced the previous year, I don’t think I was too distraught when Lord of the Rings: Return of the King beat this film for Best Picture, especially after the win won two well-deserved acting awards for Sean Penn and Tim Robbins. This film marks the beginning of the period, […]