With the 2017 89th Academy Awards a mere hours away, it felt like the right time to post a new Oscar centric list. With this one, I thought I’d tackle the Top 10 Best Actor Winners given that this year’s Best Actor category looks to be an interesting one between Casey Affleck (“Manchester By The Sea”), Denzel Washington (“Fences”), Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) and Viggo Mortensen (“Captain Fantastic”). It must be said that this was a tough list to write. I could have easily put Dustin Hoffman (“Rain Man”), anything by Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kinglsey (“Gandhi”), Rex Harrison (“My Fair Lady”), George C. Scott (“Patton”), Yul Brynner (“The King And I”), Alec Guinness (“The Bridge On The River Kwai”) or Ernest Borgnine (“Marty”), but at the end of the day, I went with 10 actors whose iconic performance are a huge part of film history. On with the list (which is in no particular order)! Continue reading
With the Oscars set to air on Sunday, the Super Bowl for movie geeks is obviously on my mind at the moment. However maddening, controversial, and self-serving as the Oscars may be at times, at the end of the day, it is still a celebration of cinema that inspires intelligent conversations and debates about the art of motion pictures.
Now, it’s no secret that the Best Picture winners are sometimes anything but. A lot of winners have faded from the public eye (“Tom Jones” and “A Beautiful Mind” come to mind), some winners are truly baffling (“Crash”??), a few films were robbed of the award (“Pulp Fiction,” “Star Wars,” and “Citizen Kane”), and there are many instances in which the best films didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture (1933’s “King Kong,” “The Dark Knight,” and much more). With all of that said, sometimes the Academy gets it right and that’s what this top 10 list is about. Continue reading
“Big Hero 6” is fully deserving of its Best Animated Film Oscar award. Continue reading
“The Hunt” is a well made film that is incredibly tough to watch. Continue reading
It’s not hard to see why “Silver Linings Playbook” garnered multiple awards. Continue reading
“The Master” is worth a watch thanks to strong acting and intriguing characters. Continue reading
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” is a meandering mess of a movie. Continue reading