The Envelope Please


The awards season is upon us.

Isn’t it time you caught up on all those MOVIES?

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45 thoughts on “The Envelope Please

  1. jeremy kyle

    Has to be Crash.

    Sandra Bullock plays a racist, but then she falls down the stairs and stops being a racist.

    1. Ringsend Incinerator

      ‘Out of Africa’ is a crock too. It only won because nobody knew the phrase “White Privilege Imperialist Bolloques” at the time.

      1. Slightly Bemused

        Out of Africa was going to be my choice! Apart from the WPIB you refer to, the dreadful accents, and annoying depictions of the Kenyans really ticked me off.

        I have spent a lot of time in Kenya and in the area, including the town Karen called after Ms Blixen. The film was not very fair either to the lady or the country. She was a product of her time, but the film did everything it could to make it worse.

        I just looked over the entire list and realised that I have not seen all of them, including Crash. I guess that goes on my Bucket List. I have seen many of the nominated films though – I reckon on a quick count I have seen about 60% of them.

        If we were to choose based on worst song, I would have to go with Once (for the dirge Falling Slowly) followed by A Star is Born (for the awful Shallow).

        Of the Best Film award winners, I would have to say I think the best one was All Quiet On The Western front (1929/1930) – an absolute masterpiece!

  2. Ringsend Incinerator

    Forrest Gump.

    Worst ever because every boomer now quotes “Life is like a box of chocolates” at you whenever you mention any decent cause worth fighting for.

    (In fact the full quote is “My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”)

    1. Charger Salmons

      Seconded Forrest Gump.
      It beat Pulp Fiction AND The Shawshank Redemption.
      Jaysus,what were they thinking …

          1. Brother Barnabas

            just remarking that frothy opinions on hollywood movies isn’t what i’d have expected from you, and wondering if we’ll be getting more of this from you post-brexit

            and i will not put the bottle down – i intend this evening to be a heavy one, in fact

    2. Lilly

      Third on Forest Gump. One of the few films I walked out on. Desperate schlock and seemed to go on forever.

  3. Daisy Chainsaw

    LOTR: The last one. 87 hoursof my life I’m never getting back. The bird couldn’t have dropped the ring into the volcano during the first film?

  4. Jonboy

    Driving Miss Daisy was terrible sentimental garbage but the bigger crime is that Fourth of July was nominated the same year.

    Bonus terrible decision, Do the Right Thing wasn’t even nominated that year.

  5. V

    The English Patient

    A gobsugery fillum made only worse by the Academy
    (And I’ll use what some lads around here call voters) Daw Jaws
    The English Patient was made even worse when Academy Daw Jaws decided that it was better than Shine, Gerry Maguire and how could they – Fargo
    (Secrets and Lies – extraordinary fillum, the kind that lingers with you after you watch it, but relied on the actors too much I think – and it’s not really an Oscar mega star type fillum anyway)

    What I mean is you’d watch Gerry Maguire, and Shine and Fargo again and again
    You wouldn’t bother with The English Patient and you’d only manage a bit of Secrets and Lies every now and again

    Unless you’re a lad having a mid life Clarkson moment over Kristin Scott Thomas

    And Ralph Fiennes wouldn’t do it for me – I don’t think

    1. Someone at Google Viewed Your Profile

      “a mid life Clarkson moment over Kristin Scott Thomas”

      Surely “movement”?

    1. Slightly Bemused

      That made it better than so many others who had dreadful dialogue!

      Never saw Wings, so one on the List :-)

    2. Charger Salmons

      Schindler’s List.
      You’d think with all his money Spielberg would have shelled out on some colour film.
      Not many laughs in it either.

  6. Louis Lefronde


    Do I even need to explain why?

    I watched it once in the Savoy, and that was enough!

    L.A. Confidential should have won

    1. Slightly Bemused

      First saw that film on a giant screen in Prizren, in Kosovo, just after the ending of the Nato bombing in 1999. It was more horrific than the war!

  7. scottser

    dances with wolves, which beat goodfellas or shakespeare in love which beat life is beautiful.

  8. class wario

    A very recent one but think it has to be Green Book for me.

    A story full of potential reduced down to a tonally all over the place, often totally saccharine, piece of totally harmless cinema. The whole thing feels like a reskinned buddy cop film at times. The two main characters do what they can with what they’re given and it’s hard not to enjoy it on some level but so much wasted potential. It’s not a great sign when the superhero movie nominated the same year takes a more complex look at racial politics in the US!

  9. Fluffybiscuits

    In 1984 Amadeus beat the Killing Fields . A movie about a rival composers with ham fisted and camp acting beat a movie that laid bare the torment of the victims of the Khmer Rouge. The latter film made me cry at 19 years of age as I saw it years later.

    1. missred

      Completely agree, I have never wanted to leave a cinema so badly. The last half an hour is especially farcical. Load of fuppin nonsense

  10. MaryLou's ArmaLite


    It was a musical FFS.

    Also Argo, Jesus wept if it wasn’t for Chicago this would be the least deserving.

  11. Rosette of Sirius

    True res one movie here already mentioned that tops my list so can’t go there….

    My second choice is Shakespeare in Love. While it was a grand and jolly rental in Xtravision of a Tuesday night, for it to win best picture was a travesty. In short it was an act of grand larceny from the Weinstein empire and didn’t help Gwenny’s reputation when the house of cards collapsed a couple of years ago.

  12. Clampers Outside

    Where to start…

    Birdman (2014) – because… well, I got interrupted, hit pause and urgh, I didn’t finish it… did he jump or what?
    Never felt a draw to go back and finish it… which is a very bad sign.
    (I fuppin’ love, love, love Michael Keaton on screen BTW)

    Argo (2013) – because Ben Affleck in a beard is just distracting for all the wrong reasons.
    Enjoyable flick, but ‘Best Film’…
    *looks into bong*
    … what were they smokin’!?

    Chicago (2003) – because it was pants.
    I can’t even say I enjoyed it… I just wanted it to end from the moment it started. John C Reilly… love you man, but why why why!?

    1. Cú Chulainn

      I think this competition should be: what film that won best oscar could anyone actually sit through and enjoy. Most gongs go to just awful films made by awful people. Every film mentioned above is, if I may use the vernacular, a load of bleeding self indulgent bollox..

  13. The Old Boy

    How Green Was My Valley (1941) – Hokey, maudlin, cloyingly sentimental and containing some of the most atrocious Welsh accents ever committed to celluloid, not to mention the fact that it beat The Maltese Falcon and, er, Citizen Kane.

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