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: A Beautiful Mind (2001)

The Best Picture Winners: A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just 28 days away 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. For the second year in a row, the Oscar winner […]

| February 2, 2018
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The Best Picture Winners: Gladiator (2000)

The Best Picture Winners: Gladiator (2000)

Oscar’s 90th birthday arrives in just 30 days 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 – some good and others that are . . . well, like Gladiator. The new millennium did not open with […]

| January 31, 2018
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The Best Picture Winners: American Beauty (1999)

The Best Picture Winners: American Beauty (1999)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just 32 days 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. When I began working on this project six-months ago, I had […]

| January 29, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #29: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #29: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

On this episode of The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Jerry and Doug stroll down the Great White Way. Broadway that is, and take some time on the seedy side of the theater district with Alexander Mackendrick’s masterpiece ‘Sweet Smell of Success’, though we may have left our sense of humor in our other suit.

| January 29, 2018
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The Best Picture Winners: Shakespeare in Love (1998)

The Best Picture Winners: Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just 34 days away 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. One merciful truth about the Oscar is that no one […]

| January 27, 2018
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Phantom Thread (2017)

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Phantom Thread (2017)

Reynolds Woodcock is a genius with a needle and thread.  As London’s top designer he works in women’s fashion the way that most artists work in water colors or clay.  From this medium he exudes a mastery of the art in its purest form, shaping and sizing a woman’s body into a garment that looks […]

| January 25, 2018
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The Best Picture Winners: Titanic (1997)

The Best Picture Winners: Titanic (1997)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just 36 days away 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. Much like Forrest Gump, James Cameron’s Titanic was a movie […]

| January 25, 2018
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The Best Picture Winners: The English Patient (1996)

The Best Picture Winners: The English Patient (1996)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just 38 days away 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. Whatever happened to The English Patient?  It is a question […]

| January 23, 2018
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