Everyone knows that cats are psychic. Their mysterious moods including strange swerves from autonomy to neediness, and sudden flights of whimsy and imagination at war with narcolepsy suggest as much! Each year as longtime readers know I consult my beloved Monty on the Oscars. Last year he pretended not to care about Bridesmaids, a cryptic response that did little to help us determine the film's Oscar future (it ended the season with two Oscar nominations for Supporting Actress and Screenplay) but in 2010 he was absolutely prescient when it came to Fox Searchlight's collection: Yes to 127 Hours, Hell No on Conviction and zzzz to Never Let Me Go.
So I couldn't resist presenting him with the season's first tea leaves if you will. The For Your Consideration DVD of Richard Linklater's Bernie arrived on Saturday and straight to my fuzzy boy it went.
Oh no, NOT THIS AGAIN, DADDY.
At first he refused to look. I rearranged the film's FYC postcard and DVD to see if he would deign to comment.
He sniffed the FYC card and the DVD briefly -- promising. Then...
Back to sleep Monty went. Sorry Bernie !
p.s. FTR I liked the movie more than Monty and besides, isn't it always smart to be the first FYC out?)