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    Who should win the Academy Award for Best Picture ? Part of the poll, and explain your choice !

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    It should be either Room or Spotlight. I ended up going for Spotlight because it stands the better chance – that’s all I could decide it for between the two.

    It takes such a difficult issue that could have been done really cheesily/garishly/immorally but McCarthy, with the help of Singer, has created a film that is very classy in the way it handles such a complex topic.

    Also, looking at the others:
    The Revenant – it’s very good, but not quite the 5* calibre of Room and Spotlight.
    Mad Max – style over substance that only deserves technical category appreciation at most.
    The Big Short – decent enough, but nothing special by any stretch. Loses its way in what it’s trying to achieve.
    Room – fantastic performances, script and direction. So captivating to watch – it just doesn’t stand as great a chance as Spotlight, so I went for that for this poll.
    The Martian – a brilliantly comic sci-if adventure that I’m sure I’ll enjoy watching again and again. It just doesn’t have that ‘prestige’ feel I think an Oscar winner should have.
    Brooklyn – great, simple story beautifully told. Ronan is wonderful, and you just get sucked in without even realising it. I loved it, but it didn’t stay with me as much as Spotlight and Room did.
    Bridge of Spies – men sitting in rooms talking. It shouldn’t work but it does. Gripping to the end, great central performances from Hanks and Rylance, but it’s just missing that *something* I can’t put my finger on from making it stellar.

    My ranking of them:
    1. Spotlight
    2. Room

    3. Brooklyn
    4. The Revenant
    5. Bridge of Spies
    6. The Martian
    7. The Big Short
    8. Mad Max: Fury Road

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    1. “Room”
    2. “Spotlight”
    3. “Brooklyn”
    4. “The Revenant”
    5. “Mad Max: Fury Road”
    6. “The Martian”
    7. “Bridge of Spies”
    8. “The Big Short”
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    Fury Road hands down. Incredible visual achievement. And when I say “visual” I don’t mean “style over substance”, but substance within the style. Nearly everything narrated through visual elements – from each costume piece to Charlize Theron’s eyes. There’s density there, perceptable to anyone who pays the minimum of atention to it. Miller is such a smart guy and is admittedly (and visibly) inspired by silent movies.

    Just one not: there’s no BAD film nominated this year. Even the weakest of them is fine. On the other hand, the only GREAT one is Mad Max.

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    I would like to see Spotlight win but I prefer to see something different win for once, and that would be Mad Max Fury Road. 

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    This is the first year in the last decade that I don’t feel passionate about anything in BP lineup.
    I enjoyed Spotlight quite a lot when I first watched it, but it didn’t stay with me like great movies usually tend to, and also, hmmm, it’s a confusing situation. Would you vote for something that takes so little risks and handles it well or something that is too ambitious for its own good that results with a hot mess? This year’s lineup is all about that distinction for me. Unoriginal  movies all around. It turned out that a year without any frontrunners was not as good as it looked to be.

    I know Birdman wouldn’t have won with that subject matter if it wasn’t about industry but it was still a cool winner. I guess this year, I’d be okay with a Mad Max win.

     

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    Will Win: The Revenant
    Should Win: Fury Road 

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    Good to see the actual best film winning here.

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    Good to see the actual best film winning here.

    Lol. I didnt know what you meant here until I checked the poll results.

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    [quote=”GustavoCruzESilva”]

    Good to see the actual best film winning here.

    Lol. I didnt know what you meant here until I checked the poll results.

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    And your favorite – Spotlight – is tied with the disgusting The Revenant. Let’s change that lol

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    Mad max it completely changed my view on the action genre. I thought it was the film with the least flaws and left me satisfied. I’ve watched the film 4 times now and it gets better and better. It has no chance to win BP but it sure is unique

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    ^Fury Road, is a master work of pure film-making. A masterpiece.

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    no matter who is wining brooklyn will be always my favorite  

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