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

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Armchair Oscars – 2021

Armchair Oscars – 2021

Best Picture THE WINNER:CODA (Directed by Sian Heder)The Nominees: Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard, Licorice PIzza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story MY CHOICE:Spencer (Directed by Pablo Larrain)My Nominees: Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi), The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal), Parallel Mothers (Pedro Almodóvar) Years from now, whenever […]

| September 8, 2022
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The Best Picture Winners: Wings (1927-28)

The Best Picture Winners: Wings (1927-28)

Five years ago, on Oscar’s 90th birthday, I did an overview of Every Single Movie that was ever bestowed the Oscar for Best Picture.  So, here we are again, approaching Oscar’s 95th.  Every other day, from now until Oscar night, I will take a look at each film through fresh eyes (I have seen them […]

| September 6, 2022
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Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul (2022)

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Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul (2022)

In recent days, I’ve been reading Peter Biskind’s “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls,” a gossipy chronicle of the 70s auteur era that brought about a decade of personal filmmaking to a Hollywood couched in reliable formulas.  The era would bring about a tapestry of great films like Easy Rider, MASH, Five Easy Pieces, Chinatown and The Last Picture […]

| September 2, 2022
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Breaking (2022)

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Breaking (2022)

Watching Abi Darmas Corbin’s bank heist thriller Breaking, it is hard for your brain not to travel back nearly half a century to Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon.  Both films are about otherwise descent men pushed to brink, who recklessly hold up a bank in the middle of the afternoon busy hours and find themselves […]

| August 29, 2022
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Free Chol Soo Lee (2022)

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Free Chol Soo Lee (2022)

Ten years ago, when news hit that Rodney King had died of an accidental drowning in Rialto California, I remember one of the local talk show hosts in my home of Birmingham, Alabama questioning why King never became more of a community leader.  Why did he not take his fame and bolster it into something […]

| August 25, 2022
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Summering (2022)

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Summering (2022)

The opening scenes of Summering got on my nerves.  If there’s anything that irritates me it is yet another movie about a group of friends on the cusp of growing up who are experiencing that tipping point before a measure of maturity becomes their beast of burden.  After this “nothing will ever be the same again.”  […]

| August 18, 2022
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Girl Picture (2022)

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Girl Picture (2022)

I learned early in my life, thanks to the late-great World Book encyclopedia, that there are some parts of the northern world in which the sun never rises above the horizon for several months out the year.  The closer that you are to the Arctic Circle, the longer the period will last.  This is something […]

| August 18, 2022
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I Love My Dad (2022)

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I Love My Dad (2022)

James Morosini’s I Love My Dad is a wonderful comedy of escalating embarrassment.  It takes a simple idea and balloons it up into broad comedy so tense that, during the climax, I almost couldn’t look at the screen.  It involves a father trying to connect with his son by creating an online persona so they can […]

| August 17, 2022
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