The Best Picture Winners: My Fair Lady (1964)

The Best Picture Winners: My Fair Lady (1964)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just around the corner and to celebrate, every other day from now through March 4th, I will be taking a look at each and every film selected for his top award – the good, the bad and the sometimes not-so deserving. This isn’t going to make me any friends. As musicals […]

| November 20, 2017
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The Best Picture Winners: Tom Jones (1963)

The Best Picture Winners: Tom Jones (1963)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just around the corner and to celebrate, every other day from now through March 4th, I will be taking a look at each and every film selected for his top award – the good, the bad and the sometimes not-so deserving. Nineteen sixty-three was a troubled year for Hollywood.  The institutions […]

| November 18, 2017
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Justice League (2017)

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Justice League (2017)

How can I possibly resist a movie that employs a line like “Where . . . Is . . . My . . . Mother Box!!?”  I can assure you, this line of dialogue sounds just as ridiculous in context as it does out. I wish I could say that the rest of Justice League […]

| November 16, 2017
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The Best Picture Winners: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

The Best Picture Winners: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just around the corner and to celebrate, every other day from now through March 4th, I will be taking a look at each and every film selected for his top award – the good, the bad and the sometimes not-so deserving. By all Hollywood standards, Lawrence of Arabia shouldn’t even exist.  […]

| November 16, 2017
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Battle of the Sexes (2017)

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Battle of the Sexes (2017)

I don’t know one thing about the sport of tennis.  In fact, I really don’t know much about sports at all.  I’m not averse to it; it just doesn’t really interest me.  That’s because I’m less interested in the game than I am in the people involved (with that, I find ESPN’s “30 for 30” […]

| November 15, 2017
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I Love You, Daddy (2017)

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I Love You, Daddy (2017)

You know how they say that in show business timing is everything?  Well, someone might well have listened.  In the midst of a sexual misconduct roll call that has already sucked up Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, now Louis C.K. falls into the fray in the midst of confirmation of rumors that, over the course […]

| November 14, 2017
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The Dinner (2017)

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The Dinner (2017)

By coincidence, just an hour before screening Owen Moverman’s The Dinner, I was talking with someone about Pulp Fiction.  The conversation took on an impressed tone as we reminisced about how Tarantino’s masterwork was a high-wire act of narrative pretzel-bending; twisting and turning and reversing back on itself, returning to the beginning of a particular […]

| November 14, 2017
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The Best Picture Winners: West Side Story (1961)

The Best Picture Winners: West Side Story (1961)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just around the corner and to celebrate, every other day from now through March 4th, I will be taking a look at each and every film selected for his top award – the good, the bad and the sometimes not-so deserving. Hey!  Let’s deal with racial inequality . . . through […]

| November 14, 2017
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