David Poland posted a pre-Thanksgiving Gurus of Gold because it’s tradition. I thought it might be fun to look at last year’s compared to this year’s.
First, here is this year’s latest from Gurus of Gold:
And Gold Derby:
And last year, both sites had 6 right, same movies but in a different order.
The Big Short, last minute entry, and Mad Max were the two most (except Anne Thompson) were overlooking. But it would take a while for it to sink that Carol was out. Steve Jobs seemed like a sure bet but he stories of its box office is probably what hurt it in the end, though maybe voters just didn’t like the character of Steve Jobs. That’s possible too. I don’t know what it was about Carol that didn’t fly with voters. That is just one I’ll never understand completely. I guess I would have to say that it hit its momentum too early in Cannes and then had a hard time building it back up when it came time to vote. That’s always the risk with opening a film in Cannes – how to hold interest in that movie for almost an entire year.
There are films we all might be overestimating now, and underestimating.
So let’s do a quick check in with you all – which films are we overestimating and which ones are we underestimating?