A Guide to the 2019 Best Picture Oscar Race

A guide to the Best Picture nominees competing at the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony. … More A Guide to the 2019 Best Picture Oscar Race

Ranking Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 1960s

The 1970s gets a lot of credit for being full of great cinema, but the 1960s had some surprisingly great movies, too. This top ten is pretty darned good, and perfectly showcases the massive transition Hollywood was undergoing. … More Ranking Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 1960s

Ranking Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 1970s

The 70s are often regarded as the best decade of filmmaking. Cinema was in a rapid state of flux: the old studio system had died and Hollywood hadn’t quite figured out how to go on without it. A lot of riskier fare got made because for the moment the rulebook didn’t exist. All that would change … More Ranking Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 1970s

Ranking Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 1980s

The 1980s are a decade that is just begging to be judged, so let’s get to it. The 1970s were packed with groundbreaking cinema but by the 80s studios began to backtrack into safer choices, and the Academy followed suit, tending to select prestige pics (movies that were tailor-made to appeal to Academy voters)¬†over anything … More Ranking Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 1980s

Ranking Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 1990s

The 70s were a decade of rulebreaking cinema following the demise of the studio system. The 80s pivoted away from that and toward a¬†prestige picture system, and the 90s doubled down on that. Not only were prestige pics often rewarded, with the rise of Miramax there came to be an entire industry around marketing them … More Ranking Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 1990s

Ranking Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 2000s

The 2000’s were a curious decade for Best Picture. The Best Picture winners are remarkably hit or miss. Even among the good ones, I have a hard time finding one I feel particularly passionate about. Of course, the movie I would have felt most passionate about famously lost its Best Picture race, which we will … More Ranking Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 2000s