Second Chance Oscars: 2005 Best Picture

Ben Shoemaker

Ben Shoemaker was sent from the future to warn you which movies to avoid! In his spare time he is a stay-at-home dad who loves movies, music, books, cycling, and playing soccer. He enjoys good films of any kind but particularly likes: Crime/Mystery/Noir, Science-Fiction/Fantasy, or anything Swashbuckling. You can find him on flickchart as benshoemaker.

8 Responses

  1. David Conrad says:

    I don’t know what its eligibility was like, but The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is my pick. I really expected to like Good Night and Good Luck, I’m the target audience, but it just kinda rolled past me without making an impression. Munich is a reasonable pick, though certainly overcooked in places. Flawed as it is, I like the Academy’s list better than Flickchart’s list. As we go backward in time, I expect the correspondence between the two to increase dramatically!

    • Ben Shoemaker says:

      David, I will have to check out The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. It looks interesting. I also am curious to see how the Flickchart lists and Academy nominees correlate from year to year. I’m about half-and-half on both lists for 2005.

    • David Conrad says:

      It looks like its eligibility would have been for 2006. It was only at festivals and overseas before that.

  2. Casey Rhodes Casey Rhodes says:

    How could something that’s subjective be ‘wrong’ or ‘right’?

    • Ben Shoemaker says:

      Despite the latin maxim “De gustibus non est disputandum” I find that debating the merits of films to be one of the joys of life.

  3. Brokeback Mountain wins my Best Picture of 2005, but only because Crash wins my Best Picture of 2004. I think Crash was the better film.