Berkeley Square (1933), directed by Frank Lloyd, is a sad, somber time travel movie. When you think of movies about going back in time, usually our main character is very excited about that. But in Berklely Square, which is based on the John L. Balderston play, Peter Standish (Leslie Howard) is tormented by the past… Read More Frank Lloyd’s ‘Berkeley Square’ starring Leslie Howard
For the first time ever, I’ve seen all Best Picture nominees before an Oscars ceremony. It certainly helps that there were only eight this year, although there was no excuse for that. I’m still stunned by Foxcatcher not being nominated. Anyway, since I just got back from American Sniper, here’s my rankings. The links go… Read More Ranking Nominees for 2014 Best Picture Oscar
In my ongoing quest to see as many early Oscar-winning films as possible, I have finally reached In Old Arizona, released by Fox in 1929, although made in 1928. Co-directed by Raoul Walsh and Irving Cimmings, the film is notable as the first sound Western made on location and outside of a studio. The film… Read More 20th Century Fox Studio Classics: ‘In Old Arizona’
I got a few more Warner Archive titles this week, thanks to their latest sale. One of the movies I picked up was Min and Bill, the 1930 film that won Marie Dressler the 1930/31 Best Actress Oscar. While I do agree that the Academy Awards are silly, they are still important to help the… Read More Warner Archive Collection: ‘Min and Bill’
My latest Top 10 list for The Celebrity Cafe covers some of my favorite films that actually took home the Best Picture prize at the Oscars. I leaned heavily towards some of the more obscure winners to shed some light on them. You can catch the full list here: http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/top-10-best-picture-winners-04-27-2011.
Man, last night was a long night…and I only stayed up until 11:00. I just couldn’t take it anymore. By now, you’ve probably read a ton of reaction about how much James Franco and Anne Hathaway totally sucked. Truth is, I don’t have anything different to add. Franco looked stoned out of his mind and… Read More Oscars Reaction
The Oscars are tonight. I really don’t care to watch award shows since I find them long a pretty dull honestly. Anyway, this year I managed to see five of the ten films nominated for “Best Picture”: Black Swan, Inception, The Social Network, True Grit and Toy Story 3. Yes, I missed The King’s Speech,… Read More Oscars Tonight!