Our family and some of our friends have become somewhat caught up in the Oscar season feeding frenzy in which we try to see the nominees before awards are given. I finally got around this last weekend to watching Rush, and perhaps like many commentators, was surprised and disappointed that Ron Howard’s work did not garner an Academy Award nomination of some kind. Rush, as you may know, chronicles the now-legendary rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt for Formula 1 World Championship honors. Not the greatest film I have ever seen, but easily the best auto racing film out of Hollywood I’ve ever seen.
Here’s an example of some of the press on this movie.