The Best Picture Winners: The Last Emperor (1987)

The Best Picture Winners: The Last Emperor (1987)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just 56 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 Lawrence of Arabia, Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor […]

| January 5, 2018
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The Best Picture Winners: Platoon (1986)

The Best Picture Winners: Platoon (1986)

Oscar’s 90th birthday is just 58 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 Finding a measure of catharsis about The Vietnam War is […]

| January 3, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #25: The 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein (1818-2018)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #25: The 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein (1818-2018)

Happy New Year! Happy Frankenstein Day! On this day, 200 years ago, Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein or: The Modern Prometheus’ was published. To celebrate, we take a look at the three Karloff Frankenstein films and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, er, Fronkensteen!

| January 1, 2018
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The Best Picture Winners: Out of Africa (1985)

The Best Picture Winners: Out of Africa (1985)

Happy New Year! Oscar’s 90th birthday is just 60 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. When the 1985 Oscars faded into history, […]

| January 1, 2018
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Bright (2017)

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Bright (2017)

No, no, no, no, no, no, no.  This will not do. I’m sorry but no matter how you bend it, twist it, turn it, pull it or stretch it, the word ‘Orc’ just doesn’t work in a cop buddy movie.  The fact that Bright – Netflix’s first attempt at a massive big-budget theatrical-style fantasy – […]

| December 31, 2017
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The Best Picture Winners: Amadeus (1984)

The Best Picture Winners: Amadeus (1984)

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. For the rest of my life I will thank the […]

| December 30, 2017
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The Best Picture Winners: Terms of Endearment (1983)

The Best Picture Winners: Terms of Endearment (1983)

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. Historically, I have not been entirely kind to Terms of […]

| December 28, 2017
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The Best Picture Winners: Gandhi (1982)

The Best Picture Winners: Gandhi (1982)

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. I once referred to Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi as a Broccoli Movie – […]

| December 26, 2017
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