"i've seen IN THE LOOP, brilliant, totally unimaginable that anything like that could EVER come out of the US, but in british terms i would say it's just really good middle-of-the road TV fare? i mean the british standard is just naturally so much higher than the oscar stuff. Oscar is all about bombast and trash, operatic RAH-RAH-RAH. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (tarantino naturally spells like that, he's dyslexic or something) is that kind of movie. DISTRICT 9, absolute rubbish. as far as i'm concerned, the oscars are not about art or classy acting or great moments in filmmaking, they're all about trash and cash and helping already successful movies to squeeze another 100 million dollars out a gullible public."