Oscar Flashback: Silence of the Lambs and the Imitation Game – Gay Characters Stir Debate
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Oscar Flashback: Silence of the Lambs and the Imitation Game – Gay Characters Stir Debate

A reader sent in the following email after a twitter exchange between Ryan and me:…

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Oscar Flashback: 1939, Gone with the Wind
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Oscar Flashback: 1939, Gone with the Wind

There are just a few years that will always be remembered in Oscar history, either…

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It’s a Wonderful Life Sequel in the Works
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It’s a Wonderful Life Sequel in the Works

It’s a Wonderful Life is about reflecting on a perceived failed life. None of George…

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Oscar Flashback: Could The Pianist vs Chicago Repeat?
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Oscar Flashback: Could The Pianist vs Chicago Repeat?

Whenever a film comes along that seems “difficult” for Academy voters, but also one as…

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Speaking of Romeo and Juliet…
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Speaking of Romeo and Juliet…

I don’t think any actors have ever captured it better than Gwyneth Paltrow and Joe…

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Oscar Flashback: It Never Could Have Won Today
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Oscar Flashback: It Never Could Have Won Today

Something has happened to Academy voters. Is it really true that they’ve all just aged…

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Oscar Flashback – 12 Nominations
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Oscar Flashback – 12 Nominations

Right now, Scott Feinberg over at Hollywood Reporter, has Lincoln winning four Oscars: Best Picture,…

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Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years
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Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years

We as Oscar pundits invest so much of our time into the Oscar race, nearly…

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Guest Post: Oscar Treasures: 1988 and Die Hard
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Guest Post: Oscar Treasures: 1988 and Die Hard

by Jordan Ruimy Continuing on with my weekly column, we arrive at 1988. The nominees…

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Oscar Flashback – Driving Miss Daisy and Do the Right Thing
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Oscar Flashback – Driving Miss Daisy and Do the Right Thing

It’s really hard, isn’t it, to defend, spend time on, invest any emotion on an…

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Oscar Flashback: The 100m $ Baby and The Dismal Tide
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Oscar Flashback: The 100m $ Baby and The Dismal Tide

  “You gotta trust me on this one thing.  You need a lot of drinks.”…

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Oscar Flashback — Can Oscar Handle It?
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Oscar Flashback — Can Oscar Handle It?

While audiences and film fans are open to other possibilities, the generally held opinion is…

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Oscar Flashback — How Best Actor and Best Actress Ride Higher with Best Picture Nominees
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Oscar Flashback — How Best Actor and Best Actress Ride Higher with Best Picture Nominees

One thing that’s important to note about the Oscar race for Best Actress — and…

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Oscar Flashback: When Oscar Falls in Love
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Oscar Flashback: When Oscar Falls in Love

It isn’t often that a love story wins Best Picture. By my count, loosely including…

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Oscar Flashback: Sex and Oscar
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Oscar Flashback: Sex and Oscar

The idea that Academy members are prudes is deeply rooted in their voting history. The…

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Oscar Flashback: The Last Picture Show
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Oscar Flashback: The Last Picture Show

One of the best things about the two prominent film critics at the New York…

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Oscar Flashback, Far From Heaven
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Oscar Flashback, Far From Heaven

In anticipation of tonight’s HBO premiere of Toddy Hayne’s Mildred Pierce, here’s a look back…

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What wins More Often? Director with Pic, or Most Noms
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What wins More Often? Director with Pic, or Most Noms

Reader Marshall Flores has done the research and delivers the stats.¬† Director wins. That doesn’t…

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Oscar Flashback – 1976
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Oscar Flashback – 1976

Movie Videos & Movie Scenes at MOVIECLIPS.com Since many of you readers have commented here…

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Oscar Flashback – The Rob Reiner Era
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Oscar Flashback – The Rob Reiner Era

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