In part seven of this series we look at the movies that should have won the Best Picture Oscar between 1980 and 1989.
Like the fifties, because a Republican president very much defined the era, the eighties continue to be unfairly maligned as a terrible decade for movies by foo foo critics. As you will see below this is an outrageous and anti-science lie.
What Did Win: Ordinary People
Because everyone believes Raging Bull and only Raging Bull should’ve won Best Picture, Robert Redford’s Oscar-winning directorial debut is constantly attacked as something along the lines of a subpar movie of the week.
Well, it’s not. This is a deeply moving story about violence, emotional violence from a mother who cannot forgive her son for surviving the accident that killed her favorite son. A brutal and shocking theme told through subtle, insightful, and