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January 18, 2020 at 10:39 am #1203290750
For me it has to be the one of the worst Best Picture winners. Not because it was a bad film, but I remember finishing watching it and saying, “Ok.” I completely forgot about it until today. I don’t even remember much of it.January 18, 2020 at 11:18 am #1203290792
That’s exactly is my point.
It’s a pretty damn good film and a deserving BP winner of 2015 but it’s very forgetful comparing to films that came in 2015.
-Mad Max Fury Road
These are much more memorable films.Looking back almost 4yrs now,Mad Max Fury Road would have been best pick for BP winner in 2015
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaJanuary 18, 2020 at 11:27 am #1203290820
I agree – The Revenant, Ex Machina, Carol and Room are my personal favorites from that particular year. Although I wasn’t a fan of Mad Max Fury Road, I respect its cultural impact and would have perferred it as a winner. Spotlight, while good, is a bit lackluster.January 18, 2020 at 11:41 am #1203290867
Nope. Never understood why so many were pushing it.January 18, 2020 at 11:44 am #1203290883
That’s exactly is my point. It’s a pretty damn good film and a deserving BP winner of 2015 but it’s very forgetful comparing to films that came in 2015. -Mad Max Fury Road -The Revenant -Carol These are much more memorable films.Looking back almost 4yrs now,Mad Max Fury Road would have been best pick for BP winner in 2015
Nothing deserved to win more than Fury Road. Fury Road should have swept all 10 of it’s nominations and won Best Actress and Best Original Score as well.
John's Best of 2020
Best Picture: Soul
Best Direction: The Midnight Sky
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
Best Actress: Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo
Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried
Best Screenplay: Soul
John's Best of 2021
Best Picture: Nomadland
Best Direction: Nomadland
Best Actor: Lakeith Stanfield
Best Actress: Frances McDormand
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
Best Supporting Actress: Dominique Fishback
Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black MessiahJanuary 18, 2020 at 11:58 am #1203290908
Being more memorable does not necessarily mean that something is better.January 18, 2020 at 12:11 pm #1203290935
great movie, even if it wasn’t my #1 of the year very much so a good BP winner in the grand scheme of thingsJanuary 18, 2020 at 12:39 pm #1203290973
Yeah it’s a great film. Definitely my favourite out of the major contenders that year. When I think of the worst Best Picture winners I think of Driving Miss Daisy and Crash, certainly not Spotlight.January 18, 2020 at 12:49 pm #1203290984
Fury Road deserved to win but that was never going to happen. Spotlight is fine but not remotely great and definitely unmemorable.January 18, 2020 at 12:55 pm #1203290990
I largely prefer Crash over Spotlight. Spotlight is boring, Crash is simply brilliant.January 18, 2020 at 1:03 pm #1203291000
I vaguely remember it, particularly then talking to one priest who was so developmentally stunted, he didn’t seem to understand why what he did was wrong since it’d been done to him. I think that’s how the scene went. Highly unsettling. Good movie.January 18, 2020 at 1:26 pm #1203291041
To be fair, the film’s subject, scale or style doesn’t make it easy to sustain some sort of lasting impression. It is however a very well made film about an important subject matter and is fully deserving of its win, now at least it has an Oscar BP title as part of its legacy so it can be remember somewhat, and I was happy about that. MMFR, The Revenant won’t need that BP win to be remembered.
Second best BP win for me of the decade outside of Moonlight, now if Parasite wins that becomes the second probably.January 18, 2020 at 1:32 pm #1203291054
I think it’s a well made movie but I have zero desire to watch it again. There was no scene or performance that really stuck with me as opposed to many moments in some other movies nominated that year.January 18, 2020 at 1:51 pm #1203291071
I actually rewatched Spotlight two weeks ago to check if it was as good as I remember. It was, though I’d have nominated Keaton over Ruffalo. I love Fury Road too but Spotlight would’ve been my second choice
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