A second look at this year's Best Picture winner

Oldman is not wrong. Spotlight is a very fine movie, but far from being "the best" thing released last year. I think over time we will probably realize that it didn`t merit the win, but nevertheless I`d much rather it wins than The Big Short, which I found was too facile and full of itself to really garner any respect. If I had to choose, Mad Max: Fury Road would have swept the whole ceremony. Gary Oldman Doesn't Think 'Spotlight' Had The "Pedigree" Of A Best Picture Oscar Winner

Gary Oldman Doesn't Think 'Spotlight' Had The "Pedigree" Of A Best Picture Oscar Winner



Photo of Kevin JagernauthBy Kevin Jagernauth | The PlaylistApril 11, 2016 at 10:51AM


I do like and respect Oldman quite a bit. He is saying what most of us know, but there is enough "admirable respect" for Spotlight that we don't really bother say it. It's NOT All The President's Men, it tries to be, but it just doesn't that have that je ne sais quoi to attain that level. I will give it another shot eventually, in the near future.

My rankings:

Mad Max: Fury Road A
The Revenant B+
Room B+
Brooklyn B+
The Martian B
Bridge of Spies B
Spotlight B
The Big Short C
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