and, with tonight’s viewing of winter’s bone, i’ve seen all the best picture noms. pretty sure i’ve never done that before, at least not within a period of time reasonably close to the actual oscars. winter’s bone was actually a top contender. very simple story, very interesting people, very real drama. it had all the verite of the fighter without all the underdog-takes-it-all hoopla. plus, there were some good tense moments with uncle teardrop. i guess i wanted more violence, but that’s probably not what the movie was about at all. it was more about the tension before the violence.