The 'popular film' Oscar proves the Academy has no idea what a good movie looks like

CNET | 8/9/2018 | Mark Serrels
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Black Panther.

On Tuesday the Oscars made some changes. Weird changes. Changes that confirm what many have known for years, perhaps decades: The Academy is out of touch in significant ways.

Change - Category - Achievement - Film

The major, most newsworthy, change is a new category "designed around achievement in popular film."

You can always count on the Oscars to disappoint you.

Year

2016 was the worst year. Let me tell you why.

2016: Brexit, US presidential election, Russian hacking. In 2016 there were plenty of good movies, but only one truly great movie. Only one movie that captured the zeitgeist in a way that somehow felt timeless and of its time. That movie was Mad Max: Fury Road.

Superlatives

Let me toss out some superlatives here.

Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Mad Max: Fury Road is almost certainly the best action movie ever made. It's a brain-leaking visual masterpiece, a pitch-perfect exercise in universe building, a feminist call to arms, an allegory of misguided masculine power structures disguised as a two hour long series of explosions. But it's also a two hour long series of the best goddamn explosions ever recorded on film.

Mad Max: Fury Road is distressing. It's intense. It's meaningful. It's perfectly edited, perfectly paced. It contains outstanding performances: Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe. As a piece of art, as a technical achievement, Mad Max: Fury Road is close to perfect. It isn't just one of the best films of 2016, it's one of the best films of the century.

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But in 2016, the Oscar for Best Picture didn't got to Mad Max: Fury Road. It went to Spotlight.

Spotlight. Remember Spotlight?

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A good movie. A great movie, perhaps. But very much the type of movie that wins Oscars. Based on a serious true story about a serious issue. With serious performances from serious actors doing some serious acting.

Spotlight.

Words

In other words, when...
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