Sadly I doubt that was a good metric to go by. The former Canadian diplomat's outcry at how his involvement was marginalized probably had more to do with it being a favorite than the actual quality of the film.AlexanderPeregrine said:old white men making up the Academy [http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2012/09/toronto_4_and_the_winner_is.html] enjoy.
Christ, talk about cherry-picking. (Them, not you, that is.)DVS BSTrD said:or use Lincoln as an example of how today's Republican party actually does care about black people.
I too was surprised it didn't get a nod. An interesting story and amazingly well acted.Woodsey said:OT: Having watched it recently, I find it pretty astounding that The Master wasn't nominated for best picture. I know the Academy is famous for its rather particular tastes, but it's a ludicrous oversight.
I think it's a little sad that Bob seems almost completely blind to Argo's actual quality as a film, which is THE real reason it's winning all these awards. Not this cynical, speculative mumbo-jumbo about American narcissism.Hedonist said:I liked the patriotism showed in Argo because even though it portrayed Americans as the good guys, it didn't forget to mention that America is largely responsible for the violent uprising. It showed both the light side and the darker side of America in the movie. I think that is very commendable. It was also just a fantastic movie.
...what?MovieBob said:Les Miserables disappointed at the box office and with critics.