In Contention‘s Kris Tapley is predicting that Letters From Iwo Jima will take the Best Picture Oscar. A little voice was telling me this might happen about two or three weeks ago, but I told it to be quiet. I was actually a little ruder than that.

I know that as much as I admired Letters when I saw it in Manhattan in December, and as moved as I was by Ken Watanabe‘s lead performance, I haven’t put the Warner Bros. screener into my DVD player since it arrived. On the other hand, I’ve watched The Departed twice. That probably means something.