12 December 2012 8:43 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Oh, boy...

It’s now horribly clear that we’re in a critic groupthink year for films. Zero Dark Thirty has become a veritable magnet for Best Picture awards, obliterating almost everything in its path.

While this was not completely unexpected, it is more than a little disappointing.

Not because Zdt is a bad film, but with so many high quality films released this year (or soon to be) we should, logically, be hearing four or five films heralded as Best Picture. We aren’t. This phenomenon has been increasing in frequency for the last few years, and I can only attribute that to a supreme lack of independent thought from the various critics.

Ha, ha! We were the only movies critics liked this year.

Ironic that this is all from a group of professionals who spend the vast majority of the year bi*ching and moaning about the lack of creative thought in Hollywood. »

- BriOut

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