Ed Driscoll

Worst in Film

Last night, we linked to Jonathan Last’s look at how Hollywood makes money even on films that bomb, which began with this trenchant observation:

A survey of the muck soon to be celebrated at the Academy Awards confirms William Goldman’s sad truism: Every Oscar night you look back and realize that last year was the worst year in the history of Hollywood.

Thus, the existence of The Razzie Awards, which, as Cathy Seipp notes, are celebrating their 25th anniversary.

How can you spot a film that’s deserving of the award? The man who created them uses this as his criteria: “One of the ways you can tell a Razzie”, John Wilson says, “is that even if you’re seeing it on an airplane, you think about walking out.”