Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by MXZT, Nov 13, 2020.
I've only seen crash out of the 3 and it aint bad. Probably one of the other 2.
The English Patient
Shakespeare in Love purely because it was the worst of the 5 movies nominated that year.
Crash is terrible, but at least it wasn't a Broadway play on film claiming Best Picture.
SIL isn't that bad. It just had absolutely no business beating out "Saving Private Ryan" and the other heavyweights that year.
Stop hating on SIL. There was a quote from every one of his plays in that film. The ultimate Easter eggs.
From that list, I went with Shakespeare in Love because it robbed Saving Private Ryan.
Crash isn’t a strong Best Picture but it was at least in the same league as its competition.
Never saw Chicago but it had prime CZJ, so I‘ll allow it.
At least Crash had guns and violence
Well, Chicago was pretty Fucking Dogshit, so I voted that.
Didn't watch the other two.
I've only seen Crash and I liked it
It might not be the best picture but it's not bad imo I haven't watched it in years though.
Never seen the other 2 films
The real oscar snubs are Goodfellas losing best picture, Sam Jackson not winning best supporting actor, Michael Clarke Duncan not winning best supporting actor, and that's all I can think of right now. Also Pulp or Shawshank should have won best picture.
I hated Shakespeare in Love when it came out despite my love for the Bard. Now I don't care about its flaws. The pure romance at it's heart won me over.
Chicago and Crash are in a tight race at the bottom. Neither is as shallow or trite as The Shape of Water, though. Drivel.
I think we can all agree that the 2010's is by far the worst decade of Best Picture winners in history. Leagues below. Easiest decade to slot.
Man crash was so generic, it was like a made for tv movie lol how the hell did that even get a nod or win? Cheap cinematography, like some shit you would watch on TNT
The Shape of Water winning and Pans Labyrinth not just shows how weak the movies were between years. Those two movies aren’t even in the same planet and the worse of the two movies won best picture. And I kinda liked Shape of Water.
Yeah but they looked like water guns compared to Saving Ryan’s Privates.
Shakespeare in Love is a wonderful, beautifully witty and engaging film.
Just because it’s not about WAR! and has more tender things on it’s mind, it doesn’t mean it’s a weaker film. Always preferred it to Saving Private Ryan.
In any case, the best film in the line up, The Thin Red Line, never had a chance of winning so i’m glad Shakespeare won.
Chicago is very inoffensive and forgettable.
Crash is message film with the subtlety of killing an ant hill with a nuclear bomb. The easy “winner” of this poll.
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