Brooke wrote:Just in case anyone is interested the thread The Demand for Villains is related to this topic.
Parrotpaul: Always blaming the left for everything echoes like a "tempest in a teapot."
I disagree, John. Straight Outta Compton made $161 million domestically, compared to $10 million for Room, $31 million for Brooklyn, and $35 million for Spotlight, all of which were nominated. I’d be willing to bet that a lot more academy members saw Compton than those other three flicks. Why can’t we entertain the possibility that after spending two hours listening to a bunch of guys dropping f-bombs every other word, not everybody will consider that great cinema?JQP wrote:Old white guys aren't going to watch a movie about a rap group and not many people who saw Rocky I or II are going to be all that interested in spending two hours or so watching Rocky XXVIIIIIIIII.
MDDad wrote:It’s the roughly 1,140 members of the actors branch of the academy – a branch that is not only heavily represented by young, female and minority members, but that is also overwhelmingly liberal
MDDad wrote:This is also the same old, white, male academy that in the past several years has honored Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Chiwetel Ejiofor...
MDDad wrote:The knee-jerk outrage from the left and the industry has been predictable. Spike Lee is boycotting the ceremony. Lee is a black man...
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