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And the Oscar Goes to...: Hamlet

The first and so far only Shakespeare film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, Hamlet (1948) was Sir Laurence Olivier’s second Shakespeare film as director. 81 more words

Film Review

This Film Reveals the Cruel Dysfunction of the British Welfare System

Brandon Harris writes: Cannes came and went yet again, handing out prizes to a bevy of films that left many in attendance scratching their heads. Arch left-wing Brit realist… 476 more words


The French Connection wins the Academy Award | If It Happened Yesterday, It's History

April 10th 1972

The French Connection wins the Academy Award for best picture of 1971.

The Library of Congress wasn’t wrong to include The French Connection into its registry as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” in 2005. 71 more words


Hollywood’s Spotlight on Journalism

Well, how ironic! Amid the ongoing collapse of newspaper journalism, a movie about newspaper journalists wins the big Oscar for the first time.

The 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture… 336 more words

American Media

The Revenant (2015) Movie Review: A Magnificent Bore!

Director: Alejandro G Inarritu Rating: ***

Sometimes a film comes with such a huge build up that you are under pressure to like it, irrespective. From celebrated director Alejandro Inarritu and starring Leonardo DiCaprio who is finally pegged to break his Oscar jinx, the film has been nearly universally acclaimed. 619 more words


Black History Month 2016 The Modern Era: Dr. Farrah Gray, Youngest Negro Self-Made Millionaire Ever

I am taking a different track with this years (2016) Black History Month, making all my post about current Negroes who have made a difference. It gets harder each year to find Historic topics from the past after doing this series the past 4 years. 13 more words