5 Where We Just Don't See It
Love and Other Drugs
is getting kudos for her performance but, at its core, this movie is a cute rom-com — not your standard Best Picture material.
If a Darren Aronofsky
movie were ever going to win Best Picture, it would've been 2008's The Wrestler
. It didn't even get nominated. From early reviews, Black Swan
is far less accessible.
has had several Oscar nominations but no wins for any of his movies. We expect it to stay that way in 2010.
Never Let Me Go
On paper this looks like a sure thing, being based on a Kazuo Ishiguro
novel, much like 1993-nominee Remains of the Day
. In reality, it's been in release for a while and doesn't seem to connect with audiences.
In spite of great reviews
, a no-name director, no-name cast, and a June release date add up to three strikes for this drama.