Though one of my favorite films of 2009,
Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" didn't get much in
the way of accolades. No Golden Globes, no Oscar nominations. It did get
nominated for Best Film, Director and Actor by the Chlotrudis people -- we'll find out if it wins at their
award ceremony at the Brattle Theatre on March 21, an event I highly
recommend. And it did get my "Where's Whitey?" award.
But I think it was deserving of more.
You can judge for yourself when it screens
tonight as part of the Recent Raves series at the Brattle,
which focuses on Boston Society of Film Critics winners. I'll be introducing
the film which, despite my best efforts, didn't win any BSFC awards either.