Anyone going to watch the Oscars tonight? I caught Pan's Labyrinth last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought the storytelling was first rate, the acting was excellent and not overdone, and the cinematography was perfect.
I could've watched Notes on a Scandal or Pan's Labyrinth and I'm glad to have seen PL on the big screen. The special effects were absolutely seamless. The film is done in Spanish, with English subtitles, so it may not be for everyone. Pan's Labyrinth is a very good movie, but it's not appropriate for small children or squeamish adults.
It graphically shows the cruelties of war and demonstrates how much a person needs to be able to exercise free will and make choices -- even if those choices can only take place in a fantasy world.
This has been your Oscar moment.