Howdy folks! Back to the blog this summer and I thought I’d give myself a real challenge. That’s right, I will attempt to review every single Oscar Best Picture from 1928’s Wings and onward. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences might not possess the cinematic reverence that it thinks it has, and over the years their choices have run the gamut from the obvious (The Godfather in 1972) to the downright baffling (Crash in 2005). The reasons for such go far beyond the artistic quality of the films considered–look if the film touches on current events, or flaunts cheap sentimentality.
So, I’ll be posting a mini-review of every Best Picture in chronological order, every other day, until I’m finished. Which of these films hold up, which don’t, and which deserve to be handled only with a shovel? Let’s find out!