The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for the site. That was really the first major thing I did on here. It was the reason this site even exists.
Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown, my opinions have changed, my tastes have matured, I’ve had a chance to reevaluate some of the films. It feels fitting that on the five year anniversary of the site, and of the end of the Oscar Quest, I’m revisiting it.
The main impetus for this is that I realized over the past four years how poorly I wrote everything up the first time. I wrote those articles with the assumption that I was one of the only people who would read them. I didn’t think anyone would actually seek them out and use them as a guide to watch movies or see them as any kind of authority on the Oscars or even care about my opinions.
And yet, at least once a month I see a comment on one of the old articles saying, “What the hell is wrong with you? (This movie or performance) is amazing. How could you really say it wasn’t better than (another movie or performance)?” And I want to go, “Don’t you realize that was written five years ago? Don’t you remember all the stupid shit you said when you were younger?” But how can anyone really know that? You find something when you find it. (more…)