Wings (1927)

I’ve been watching movies since I can remember. If memory serves correctly, I’ve seen three silent films in my life—the Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Artist (2011), and now Wings.  Wings is the first Best Picture winner in history, taking home the Oscar in 1928. It remains the only silent film (to date) to … More Wings (1927)

Hamlet (1948)

Hamlet is one of the world’s most famous plays. I bet many of you didn’t even know that William Shakespeare’s masterpiece was actually the Best Picture winner in 1948. I will be honest, I didn’t. I was also surprised to learn that there is a 1996 version of Hamlet with Kenneth Branagh as the lead! … More Hamlet (1948)

Mrs. Miniver (1941)

Mrs. Miniver won the Best Picture in 1941, some two years after World War II started. The film’s plot follows Mrs. Miniver (Greer Garson) and her family as they struggle to adapt to a world entrenched in war.   Before the war breaks out, the story is pretty standard stuff, the husband works, the son is … More Mrs. Miniver (1941)

Going My Way (1944)

Going My Way won Best Picture in 1944 and made Bing Crosby one of the biggest box-office draws of the decade. I mean no offence to Mr. Crosby, the Catholic church, or the writers of Going My Way, but this was one extremely boring movie.  I was interested in the story at the beginning when … More Going My Way (1944)