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February 23, 2015 at 4:56 am #180690
It’s reconforting for me to see all these love for Boyhood after that heart breaking news Last night. This Movie Will stay in my heart Forever.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantFebruary 23, 2015 at 5:29 am #180692
I think that The Academy made the right choice. Birdman was, IMO, the best film of 2014 and deserved to win. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Boyhood, but Birdman is the better film.February 23, 2015 at 6:04 am #180693
A better film won. But not the best. That is the Grand Budapest Hotel.February 23, 2015 at 6:10 am #180694
Yes. Goes to show that the Academy can’t be influenced by the critics.February 23, 2015 at 6:27 am #180695
Birdman was good, it deserved to win. Whiplash was a close second, Nightcrawler and Interstellar in third and Locke in fourth, Boyhood would not make my top 5 I guess.February 23, 2015 at 7:38 am #180696
Absolutely.February 23, 2015 at 8:07 am #180697
Grand Budapest and Whiplash were the best films of 2014, but the race was locked to Boyhood and Birdman. The better, not best film won.February 23, 2015 at 8:11 am #180698
From the BP line-up, I like Whiplash the best, followed by Boyhood and then Birdman. So can’t say I’m that disappointed even though I prefer Boyhood.
As for Birdman, it’s the film that I admired the effort more than the end result. The film came off trying too hard at times.February 23, 2015 at 8:14 am #180699
SPOILER WARNING FOR ANYBODY WHO HASN’T SEEN BIRDMAN!!!!
Dear God No!!!!!!!!! Birdman was the most overrated piece of garbage released in 2014. Unlikeable characters that I didn’t have one ounce of sympathy for and an absolutely ludicrous finale: I didn’t buy for one second that Michael Keaton’s character would attempt suicide. I actually found myself laughing because it was so unbelievable. While I didn’t enjoy Boyhood as much as other people I at least liked it and would have been fine with it winning Best Picture. Nevertheless I had accepted the fact that Birdman was probably going to win Best Picture after it cleaned up at the Guilds. Still I was holding out hope for a win by Boyhood. Oh well. Hope everyone is doing well.
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I Totally agree with the critics and the reactions on twitter this morning. Birdman is Surely a good Movie, but Boyhood is a masterpiece that Will never be forgotten.
At the same Time, this beautiful phrase from the telegraph inspires me :
“A Best Picture Oscar would have been a nice way to round it off, but Iâ€™m not sure the film ever really needed one. Think of Mason Jr. and his father trekking through the East Texas backwoods, looking for a place to pitch camp, while the sun slumps over the hills to the west. A golden statuette would only weigh them down.”February 23, 2015 at 8:40 am #180701
Which was the better film? Who the F knows? Birdman has those elements of an Oscary movie; the low drum-beats in the background, it’s scathing nature, the way it makes Hollywood feel good about itself, a massive cast, the genius who is Lubezki framing the “story”, a ‘hip’ feel, blahblahblah. Lol.
Boyhood is an entirely different animal. Better in some ways; deserving of far more than one Oscar.
But that’s the way it goes. Birdman ran the better campaign and comes up on top. And to be fair, this is the best film so far from Inarritu, who I wasnt the biggest fan of up to this point. But I loved Birdman. When I saw it way back, I sensed that this was Oscar’s cup of tea, more than it’s competitor, the elegant, quiet, and classy Boyhood.
I’m not 100% sure why they did this to Linklater. But he already had my respect, and continues to have it, perhaps with a far wider audience now.February 23, 2015 at 8:56 am #180702
I think they got it right this time. Boyhood was my second favorite film of 2014, but Birdman is just on another level in my opinion. It’s a filmmaker’s dream and I loved that they took a chance and rewarded something as unique as this.February 23, 2015 at 9:49 am #180703
Yes. They picked the best movie in the BP lineup. My personal 5 are Birdman, Boyhood, Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, and Whiplash.February 23, 2015 at 10:01 am #180704
If for you it’s okay that they give everything to Birdman and nothing to Linklater, and Well deserved, it’s your opinion and it’s all right.
But in general, people think the other way I think. I read a lot of article and a lot are saying it’s unfair and a mystake.
Linklater is maybe too simple, indie and authentic for Hollywood. The general idea is There. It’s not Only that they liked Birdman, but that they were against Boyhood. They didn’t even give it Editing.February 23, 2015 at 10:09 am #180705