While ‘The Artist’ and ‘Hugo’ stole the show with 5 awards each, the Oscars ignored a lot of good work. Here is our list of films that deserved a nomination
The Academy has always rigidly awarded a certain type. A type that confirms to the jury’s checklist. Moving-tick, social message-tick, racially democratic-tick etc. But every year (including this one), there are some cinematic gems that offer something more and beyond, even if it doesn’t score with the ticks. So, here we attempt to draw up a list of such films that deserve a mention, regardless of whom the Academy decides to crown.
The first thing about this striking British thriller is that it’s incomprehensible without subtitles for the cockney accent. Because when the Irish gargle out English, it really doesn’t speak volumes of how close Ireland is from England, geographically. But looking beyond that, it offers a nail-biting shocker to remember. What opens and continues to be, for the large part, a straight out action flick, progressively develops into a dark cult classic. Not suitable for the faint-hearted, this one.