There’s virtually nothing I could say about the documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop (imdb | rotten tomatoes) that wouldn’t be too revealing. All I’ll say is: watch it. Soon. I feel like it should have won the best documentary Oscar last night; I haven’t seen Inside Job but I feel like it’s the same documentary that’s been made two or three times over the past couple of years.
Speaking of the Oscars: apparently The King’s Speech makes for some yummy bait. Obviously it was the favourite for best picture, and Colin Firth was all but a lock for best actor, but…best director? Really? Tom Hooper over Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, David Fincher and the Coen brothers? While Christopher Nolan and Danny Boyle didn’t even get nominated? Please. Shoot Colin Firth in a rotating hallway or pinned to a canyon wall and we’ll talk.
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We saw Exit a few weeks ago and we agree, it is a great movie. It was a fascinating look at the street art segment – it was an interesting revelation how the artists would appreciate someone who would document their work, since it is often covered up in only days. I did like some of Banksy’s work and Sheppard Fairey had a real neat exhibit in the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center last year. I didn’t see King’s Speech, but I liked The Fighter better than Inception or The Social Network.