Ben-Hur (1959)

It has been 62 years since Ben-Hur graced the silver screen and went on to win an astonishing 11 Oscars, a new record for the time. This epic masterpiece was joined by West Side Story just two years later in the 11 win circle, and together the pair ruled the cinema universe until 1997 when … More Ben-Hur (1959)

Cimarron (1931)

According to IMDb, Cimarron is the second lowest-rated Best Picture of all-time, collecting just a 5.9 rating with 5,486 votes. To be quite honest, these people were pretty generous since this has to be one of the worse winners ever.  Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix) is definitely one of the worse main characters I’ve ever seen … More Cimarron (1931)

Grand Hotel (1932)

Grand Hotel was the Best Picture winner for 1932, the fifth movie in history to win such an honour. Given that the date of this review is 2021, we are close to celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first award ceremony, which means I still have time to learn how the Academy used to think.  … More Grand Hotel (1932)

Cavalcade (1933)

Every time I sit down to watch a new Best Picture winner, I say to myself that the worse has to be over, right? Well, much to my surprise, there are still a handful of duds left, and Cavalcade is one of them.  This 1933 winner focuses on the lives of two families who suffer … More Cavalcade (1933)