Tag Archives: Oscar: Best Picture

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

SYNOPSIS A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play. Internet Movie Database REVIEW The … Continue reading

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Official Movie Website TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New … Continue reading

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Argo (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Argo Movie Website Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and … Continue reading

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The Artist (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Movie Website Winner of the prize for Best Actor at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Michel Hazanavicius’s THE ARTIST is a heartfelt and entertaining valentine to classic American cinema. Set during the twilight of Hollywood’s silent era and shot … Continue reading

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Gone with the Wind (1939)

SYNOPSIS: DVD Cover David O. Selznick’s production of Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize winner is a sweeping Civil War romance that won 10 Academy Awards® (including Best Picture). Its immortal characters of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), Ashley … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech (2010)

SYNOPSIS: The King’s Speech – Official Site After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all … Continue reading

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Chariots of Fire (1981)

SYNOPSIS: IMDb The story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian who compete in the 1924 Olympics. REVIEW I finally saw it! I was not bad, but it was not great either. … Continue reading

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Annie Hall (1977)

SYNOPSIS: Internet Movie Database Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. REVIEW I must start out by admitting that I am not a big fan of Woody Allen, except for Match Point and … Continue reading

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Going My Way (1944)

SYNOPSIS When young Father O’Malley (Bing Crosby) arrives at St. Dominic’s, Old Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald) doesn’t think much of the church’s newest member. These two priests simply can’t agree. But when O’Malley’s fresh methods succeed in reaching out to … Continue reading

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My Fair Lady (1964)

SYNOPSIS A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. Source: IMDB.com REVIEW One of my favorites because I know most of the songs: Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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