This site is for all you wonderful people out there in the dark.


From movie reviews of this year’s Oscar season to longer analysis of the trends taking over the screen, I’m here to talk critically about Hollywood past and present.


Check out the Best Picture Revisited series:

Many Best Picture winners from Casablanca to The Godfather now seem like obvious choices for the big award. How could the Oscars have dreamed of not awarding Lawrence of Arabia or On the Waterfront? In this column, I’ll revisit the other Best Pictures that aren’t as well-known. Have all the winners held up so well? And what about the other nominees?

1940 Rebecca

1948 Hamlet

1953 From Here to Eternity

1958 Gigi

1964 My Fair Lady

1968 Oliver!

1970 Patton

1999 American Beauty


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