Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of Jamal Malik, an 18-year old boy from the Juhu slums in India who ends up as a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” The story begins with Jamal (a very young looking Dev Patel) just one question away from winning the grand prize, … Continue reading Slumdog Millionaire

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Crash

Crash is one of the most legendary best picture winners in the history of the Academy Awards. It's not for it's great writing, fantastic performances or deft direction. No, Crash is legendary because there are some people who (very loudly) proclaim this the "Worst Best Picture Winner of All Time." SPOILER ALERT: They're absolutely wrong. … Continue reading Crash

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Meine Damen und Herren... mesdames et messieurs...ladies and gentlemen... allow me to present to you, the undisputed "King of the Oscars"... The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Now, I’m not saying The Return of the King is the greatest Oscar winning film of all time. But no film in the 89 … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Chicago

During the span of Academy Awards from 1958 through 1968 there were five movie musicals that won best picture. Gigi (1958) West Side Story (1961) My Fair Lady (1964) The Sound of Music (1965) Oliver! (1968) In the few years after Oliver! there were a couple of other film that were nominated*. Hello Dolly! (1969) … Continue reading Chicago

Ranking the Best Picture Winners of the 90s

If you had asked me to rank these best pictures 6 months ago it would have been very different. I would never have thought Shakespeare in Love would have been so high or Forrest Gump so low. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Schindler’s List (1993) Braveheart (1995) Shakespeare in Love (1998) Dances With Wolves … Continue reading Ranking the Best Picture Winners of the 90s