Saturday, August 23, 2008
Flickers #5: Trouble the Water - Oscar Bound?
Trouble the Water has received nearly unanimous critical acclaim, and the level of enthusiasm is such that I'll make a bold prediction (yes, even before getting a chance to see it): This movie, which won the documentary grand jury prize at Sundance, is on the fast track to an Oscar nomination.
More ammo: Trouble the Water has a 94% rating on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes.
David Edelstein, writing in New York magazine, calls Trouble the Water "ineradicably moving."
Other reviews worth reading:
Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Jim Ridley, Village Voice
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Cynthia Fuch, PopMatters
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone