Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Secret in Their Eyes Reviewed at The Cinematheque

I have always felt rather lackadaisical about the films chosen for the Best Foreign-Language Oscar (as opposed to by thrill at what wins Best Pix each year!? he said ironically).  They are usually the most middle of the road choices and this past year was no exception.  The Argentinian film The Secret in  Their Eyes is wonderfully acted but lacks any real passion to make it anything other than mediocre and/or middlebrow at best.  The real shame is the potential this film had to be another in the vein of the recent The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  Unfortunately the director never pushes the proverbial envelope and thus, the film fails on most parts (other than the stellar main performances).  

Read my review of The Secret in Their Eyes at The Cinematheque.

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