Author Archive: Jerry Roberts

Jerry Roberts is a film critic and operator of two websites, Armchair Cinema and Armchair Oscars.

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The Best Picture Winners: The Broadway Melody (1928-29)

The Best Picture Winners: The Broadway Melody (1928-29)

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. The technological onslaught of talking pictures was new in 1927, […]

| September 11, 2017
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #8: Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #8: Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

| September 11, 2017
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The Best Picture Winners: Wings (1927-28)

The Best Picture Winners: Wings (1927-28)

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. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was not […]

| September 9, 2017
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #7: Under the Skin (2014)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #7: Under the Skin (2014)

| September 4, 2017
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The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival Reviews: The Strange Ones (2017)

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The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival Reviews: The Strange Ones (2017)

To know me is to know that I am one of the most patient filmgoers you’ll ever meet.  I love the work of a director who is willing to take the time to build tension and allow his/her story time to breathe – I love a slow burn.  The reward, when the film is paced […]

| August 31, 2017
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The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival Reviews: Alabama Bound (2017)

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The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival Reviews: Alabama Bound (2017)

“Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.“ – Martin Luther King, Jr., August 16, 1967 It has now been more than three generations since the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 that helped kick off The Civil Rights Movement, an event that, at all points, rang with […]

| August 30, 2017
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The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival reviews: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

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The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival reviews: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Over the weekend of August 25 through 27, I had the pleasure of attending The 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival in my home of Birmingham, Alabama.  Over the next two weeks I’ll be taking an intimate look at each of the 11 films that I saw. If we take Elsa Dorfman completely at first glance, […]

| August 29, 2017
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The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival Reviews: Step (2017)

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The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival Reviews: Step (2017)

Over the weekend of August 25 through 27, I had the pleasure of attending The 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival in my home of Birmingham, Alabama.  Over the next two weeks I’ll be taking an intimate look at each of the 11 films that I saw. One of the reasons that I often impart to […]

| August 28, 2017
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