I thought all of the movies nominated this year were great, but there was one that really stood out to me.
Now I'm going to pick on this movie. I saw this recently as well, and I couldn't help but compare them, which I realize is apples and oranges, but bear with me.
Here's the difference I see between the two.
BotSW took the little funds they had and told a small story in a BIG way. Everything they did in this film was original. They stretched the boundaries of filmmaking and created something entirely fresh and unique. Maybe it's just me, but I appreciate that kind of ingenuity.
What I'm afraid of is that the Academy is made up of a bunch of boring, old men who still think Spielberg sets the sun up in the sky every morning and they will bow down on their knees for another epic film of his.
I'm sorry if I sound too harsh. I do like the stuff that Spielberg has done in the past, and I respect that he is a very talented director, but I'm just saying we need to move forward and make room for something new!
As I said, I was originally biased to like the indie film more, so it's no surprise that I liked Beasts of the Southern Wild more.
Do you agree? Did you see either of these films and how did you feel about them?
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