Here Come the Oscars
With the Academy Awards just a week away, here’s your chance to see some of the nominees on DVD. Meryl Steep (r) is up for Best Actress for her portrayal of the beloved culinary whiz Julia Child in Julie & Julia. She’s dead-on and a delight to watch. In the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man— nominated for Best Picture— a Jewish professor’s life unravels in the suburbs of Minnesota in the 1960s. It’s a wonderfully odd, dark comedy about faith, family, and morality. Also up for Best Picture is Kathryn Bigelow’s tense, gritty The Hurt Locker, about an Army bomb squad trying to survive its tour in Iraq.