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January 21, 2018 at 10:17 pm #1202473837
Our greatest fears have come true.
In prior years, while I sometimes disagree with what film they choose for Best Picture, at least I can kinda see where they are coming from based on the film, but I will say that for as long as I can remember, if everything goes the way that they clearly are going to… then Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will be the worst Best Picture winner in a long time. I did not hate the movie, but I think it is far inferior to 90% of its competition in Best Picture, including Mudbound, The Shape of Water, The Post and IMO the best film of the year Lady Bird. #Ugh.
Mark my words this and Sam Rockwell eventually winning will have people twenty years down the line going “what the hell were the Oscars thinking?” Mark my words.
May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows.January 21, 2018 at 10:28 pm #1202473851This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.January 21, 2018 at 10:31 pm #1202473854
It will be the first BP that was actually in my top five movies of the year since ‘No Country’. I’ll take it.January 21, 2018 at 10:33 pm #1202473856
It will not win.January 21, 2018 at 10:35 pm #1202473860This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.January 21, 2018 at 10:36 pm #1202473861
’12 Years’ was 2017?January 21, 2018 at 10:41 pm #1202473865This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.January 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm #1202473868
I didn’t love the movie, and would prefer Lady Bird, Get Out, or The Shape of Water to take the prize instead. I think Three Billboards has some flaws in its script and a plot that’s too harsh for the positive tone of the characters.
That being said, I’m willing to accept that other people love the movie. I think, as a Best Picture winner, it wouldn’t be atrocious. The performances, for the most part, are very strong. The story is compelling even though I disagree with message it sends. I can accept that my opinion isn’t necessarily the most popular one.January 21, 2018 at 10:50 pm #1202473876
2013 was a mediocre year for movies. Even still, ’12 Years’ does not crack my top 5. Before Midnight, Like Someone in Love, The Wolf of Wall Street, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis and Gravity were my top six. I had mixed feelings about ’12 Years’, though I did think it was good, and it would crack my top 10/15.
The academy has been embarrassing themselves a bit less for the past decade.
January 21, 2018 at 10:54 pm #1202473888
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Okay fine whatever. MY GREATEST FEARS. Sheesh.
Also forgot about Crash there. Another film that I thought was good but everyone else did not (I was more wanting Walk the Line to win because I love Johnny Cash).
Maybe I do need to rewatch it, but I just more think that there are other films that I would PREFER to win over Three Billboards.
May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows.January 21, 2018 at 10:56 pm #1202473893
I actually really enjoyed it- So much of it was so dynamic even if it is about white trash.January 21, 2018 at 11:21 pm #1202473927
Anyway, Three Billboards, while nowhere near terrible, is lackluster in many respects. Mildred, though justified in her anger, doesn’t do much else, after the billboards, to further her cause. ??SPOILER?? Isn’t blowing up the police station detracting from the unsolved rape/murder of your daughter. And don’t get me started on the oh so tragic/could have been written by a high school freshman “I hope you get raped” last exchange…I just can’t. And since No Country for Old Men was mentioned earlier in this thread…I’ll say this, I think it was one of the BEST films of the 21st century and will be remembered by cinephiles as one of the rare instances when the Academy got it right. That film has so much palpable tension, and natural thrust; Billboards, in comparison, feels hollow in its attempts at exploring the nuances of revenge, unjust violence and suspense (a word the should never be used again in the same sentence with this film).
Oh yeah, there’s also the racist, balls-to-the-wall cop who is given a redemption arc, because…because…
I just can’t.
If it wins, worst since Crash – easily.January 21, 2018 at 11:25 pm #1202473932
Oh please. The only reason CRASH is “the worst Best Picture winner ever” is because it beat critics darling Brokeback Mountain.
Now Three Billboards is in the same boat. Even though Lady Bird would be the most unsatisfying and ridiculous winner ever. It has nothing to say, it has been done before and it is paint by the numbers. It doesn’t speak to or for anything.
It’s again another critics narrative that is pushing the Critics darling (Brokeback, The Social Network, Boringhood, etc).
Critics actually trying to drag Birdman for beating that pompous slog of a Boringhood.January 21, 2018 at 11:27 pm #1202473935
It will be the first BP that was actually in my top five movies of the year since ‘No Country’. I’ll take it.
Yep. First year where i am fully supporting the industry’s snub of these critics darlings….and going for something daring, controversial and bold.
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