|Happy Feb 29th!|
It was also nice to see a French film dominate the major awards, even though I wasn't as impressed with it as much as most. However, the ceremony as always, was way too long and boring. I wish they would cut the unfunny fluff and let the winners have more time at the podium. Also why didn't they perform the nominated songs? Terrible decision.
The funniest line of the weekend was delivered on Friday by Antoine de Caunes, host of the César Awards, which was otherwise just as dull as the Oscars were. Just before the presentation of the in memoriam montage he quipped: "This year, we lost a giant of cinema. Megaupload."
For some quick blog news, I took a slight dip in page views compared to January, but still managed to pass the 250K mark. With some help from an increased interest in my coverage of the foreign language nominees, and also being selected as Lamb of the Month.
I've also been toying with the idea of adding a ranked blog roll widget to my sidebar. Similar to the LAMB's Leaderboard, to reward the blogs who send me the most referral traffic, except this one will be automatically updated. What do you guys think?
I caught up with quite a few 2011 releases this month, but there are still a bunch more I want to see, hopefully I can get to them in soon. In March, I'll also be continuing with my Czech New Wave series which I'm about half way through; and I've begun to source some films for my next major spotlight, I'm not yet ready to reveal what it will be, but the idea was inspired by this year's Berlinale.