Sometimes, the Academy gets it wrong.
For instance, these 8 films have two things in common:
- They were all nominated for best picture.
- They shouldn’t have been.
Shallow, pretentious, and more than a little misogynistic, American Beauty was somehow not only nominated but won as well.
2. Crash (2005)
Oh my God. How the Hell did this mess of a movie win?
Yawn. I’ve written at length about my dislike for this film so I’m not going to waste too much more space on it. It would be nice if James Cameron was capable of writing dialogue that didn’t sound like something that would get a failing grade in a high school creative writing class.
Acclaimed when first released, The Kids Are All Right was forgotten fairly quickly. When seen today, it comes across like a sitcom version of life among the wealthy and out of touch. I don’t think any film featuring an organic food restaurant is going to age well.
In the wake of 9/11, an extremely annoying brat bothers random people in New York. One of the worst films ever.
Alexander Payne’s comedy of tragedy and infidelity isn’t terrible but it wasn’t that great either.
While it’s nice that Michael Keaton made a comeback, this is still one of the most overrated films of all time. Will anyone care about Birdman in ten more years?
The worst thing about the economic crash? It gave us a movie like The Big Short.