Oscar Flashback: 1939, Gone with the Wind

There are just a few years that will always be remembered in Oscar history, either because one film so thoroughly dominated those awards, or because another film didn’t. ¬† Gone with the Wind was the kind of film that Oscar seemed to be made for. ¬†That film swept the Oscars...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014

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 Bailey’s imagined dreams came true. But it took an angel named Clarence to make him realize how wonderful his life had really been. It needs no update, no reboot, no sequel. It is...
Posted On 18 Nov 2013

Oscar Flashback: Could The Pianist vs Chicago Repeat?

Whenever a film comes along that seems “difficult” for Academy voters, but also one as highly praised as Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, inevitably people start talking about a potential Best Picture / Best Director split. We know the split. We’ve been...
Posted On 31 Oct 2013

Speaking of Romeo and Juliet…

I don’t think any actors have ever captured it better than Gwyneth Paltrow and Joe Fiennes.
Posted On 13 Apr 2013

Oscar Flashback: It Never Could Have Won Today

Something has happened to Academy voters. Is it really true that they’ve all just aged out to the point where they really can’t tolerate any loud noises? The truth is that you can’t really say “The Academy” anymore because there isn’t such a...
Posted On 07 Mar 2013