I Love movies. I have seen every Oscar winner for best picture. I own a local video store and continually attain new knowledge about the movies. I am currently in the process of watching everything that I have in my store (an almost impossible task. I enjoy crappy films almost as much as good ones. I believe that there is something to like in every film you just need to look harder for some.
My favorite movie genres are Western, Action, and Classics. I am not a big comedy person, although I do like the older comedies. They were not crude and did not try to gross you out. I don't like horror much, but I do enjoy the slasher films.
I am very critical of films and although it may seem at times that I am being critical of the opinions of others all I am trying to do is spark a debate about the movies. I feel it is no fun if we all just agree or just agree to disagree. When you debate opinions you may walk away with a better understanding of the film or better yet a glimps at what makes others people tick, what makes them passionate.
I try to watch every awards program I can but unfortunately I miss a lot of them. Although I love the Oscars I am beginning to realize how much political bullshit goes into it.
Take the 2005 Best Picture nominees. Crash, Brokeback Mountain, Goodnight and Goodluck (I can't remember the others). Crash won when it should not have. In 10-15 years no one will know what it is about. It does try to say a lot about race and racism but you don't get much of that effect due to the intersecting storylines. I did not care about any of those characters. But it goes with the current times and is the big political statement the Academy was looking for.
Goodnight and Goodluck was the better than Crash as you got to know alot about that era in 96 min. But because the subject was no longer as relivent today as it was 20 years ago it did not win. In 20 years we will look back at crash and say Why did this win, it is no longer relivant.
Brokeback Mountain was the best film nominated but because it was so controversial it did not win but the controversy is why it should have. I feel this subject will be relivent for generations to come.
A History of Violence was the absolute best film of the year and what did it get? Nothing at all.
Sorry for the rant. Hopefully that will give any who read this a look into to my mind. Scary I know.