Hollywood no longer makes the kind of movies that used to win Academy Awards – the 'Oscar film' is dead
The only thing wrong with the Academy Awards is they make people hate perfectly decent movies. They generate a lot of cash and have become a small economy unto themselves, helping films get made that wouldn't otherwise see the light of day – but it all comes at a price.
How many times has it happened in the last five years that you've seen a film and thought something like "I'm glad they made that film" and not given it a second thought until it walks off with seven Academy Awards, at which point you have no option but to resent it for its pretensions to greatness, disown it when it comes up in conversation and frown over its flattening of far worthier competition.
So it is with Argo, which is a good film. »
- Tom Shone
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