Before Mr. T. pitied the fool. Before Dolph Lundgren threatened to break you. And long before Michael B. Jordan proved he wasn’t a mistake. There was a little, low-budget movie about a Philadelphia boxer named Rocky Balboa. And it was pretty darn good. The premise is simple but clear. Apollo Creed, the heavyweight boxing champion … Continue reading Rocky

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Jack Nicholson is one of the greatest actors to ever grace the silver screen. There’s no question about it. He’s done so much great work for so long it’s sometimes hard to believe one actor could be that impressive so frequently. So what was his greatest role of his legendary career? You could argue J.J. … Continue reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Godfather

The Oscar Project has reached the exact halfway point. There were 44 best picture winners before The Godfather and there have been 44 best picture winners since The Godfather. I couldn't be more pleased that this film currently sits at the center of Oscar history. There have been countless books and articles written, and documentaries … Continue reading The Godfather

Ranking the Best Pictures of the 1960s

As I put this list together it’s refreshing that there aren’t any really terrible films. That does make it a little tricky because after Lawrence of Arabia the next three films are so close you could reorder them randomly and I wouldn’t argue with it. It also means putting some fairly well-made films toward the … Continue reading Ranking the Best Pictures of the 1960s