Oscar Night's Sad Familiarity -- 'Like Baghdad'
There are good
reasons George Clooney never cracked a sincere smile during the Oscars.
For one thing, there was nothing funny or dramatic in the ceremony -- not
a single decent joke or memorable line in the whole dragged-out
spectacle. But beyond that, there was something dispiriting about the
evening that I suspect brought out the worst in this usually charming
Clooney is our era's thinking-person's actor.