23 Days!

We Need To Talk About Kevin
Directed by Lynne Ramsay
Written by Lynne Ramsay and Rory Stewart Kinnear
Total Academy Award Nominations- 0

I was gobsmacked when Tilda Swinton didn't receive an Academy Award nomination for her work in this film. She was absolutely remarkable. So were John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller, who had equally challenging roles which they successfully brought to life.

But the Academy seems adverse to films which are topical, preferring instead to honour films which would have been topical fifty years ago. This retroactive behaviour is what is quickly making the whole film industry obsolete and irrelevant to the rest of our culture. We Need To Talk About Kevin's non-representation is another sign of this self-obliteration.

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