I'm looking over the list of the Best Picture winners through the years, and wow, not so great. "Titanic" and "Crash" are actually terrible movies. And many others are just average. Here are some of the best of what the Academy has called the best.
American Beauty (2000)
Terms of Endearment (1984)
Ordinary People (1981)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1980)
Annie Hall (1978)
The Godfather (1974)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1958)
This year's hasn't been named yet, but the best of the year, "The Wrestler", isn't even nominated. And although I haven't seen it, there's something about "Slumdog Millionaire" that just screams mediocre. I hope I'm wrong.