Trying to recommend a movie to someone without actually having seen the film is a bit like telling a person to buy a car without driving it first. You can’t really vouch for the quality of something unless you’ve experienced it for yourself.
Now, you’d think that the people responsible for choosing the Best Picture winner at the Oscars (essentially the ultimate movie recommendation) would have seen all the films they were nominating for the prize before voting. But it seem that that assumption would be wrong.
Two anonymous members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) recently confessed to the Los Angeles TImes they didn’t actually see Best Picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” despite voting for the film to win the coveted Oscar. The two AMPAS members said they avoided seeing director Steve McQueen’s harrowing slavery drama because they feared it would be upsetting. (You think?) The pair said they felt obligated to vote for the film based simply on its “socialRead More »from Two Oscar voters admit to voting for '12 Years a Slave' without seeing it