Natlie Portman has become quite lovely. Ben Stiller better come through, because so far he looks like a high school skit gone bad. Nope, didn’t work. He’s just a distraction, as demonstrated by the fact that the camera had to pull back from what it was trying to do. Even if he were funny, his behavior would be pointless and self-indulgent.
This audience is patient and forgiving for people who try to be funny and I appreciate that, but Stiller’s participation doesn’t add to the honor. In fact, note this. I am writing about him instead of the winner.
Cinematography: Slum Dog Millionaire: Anthony Dod Mantle
Purpose is everything.
For example, the purpose of my battery is to run this computer and it’s dying.