12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave is an adaptation of the 1853 memoir “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup. Northup was born a free man in New York State and lived a successful life as a musician with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, New York. When his family is away on a trip two … Continue reading 12 Years a Slave

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Ranking the Best Picture Winners of the 2000s

This was a pretty solid decade for best picture winners. The first nine were all varying degrees of excellence. I feel bad putting Slumdog Millionaire just above A Beautiful Mind. There’s a HUGE drop off after #9. No Country for Old Men (2007) The Departed (2006) Chicago (2002) Million Dollar Baby (2004) Crash (2005) Gladiator … Continue reading Ranking the Best Picture Winners of the 2000s

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