I was pretty sure that "Pan's Labyrinth" got robbed of a best foreign film Oscar in February. And then, last weekend, I saw "The Lives of Others."
The film, which (rightfully) did win the best foreign film, is about an East German secret policeman who is surveilling a playwright suspected of crimes against the country. Or maybe it's about the swaying power of art.
You'll never know unless you get out tonight to Columbus' Peachtree 8 theaters, where the film ends a week-long run, with 7 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. show times.
(OK, sure you can Netflix it, but these movie is certainly more gripping in the darkened theater than in the comfort of a living room. Just go see the movie.)