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)

Gigi (1958)

After the opening sequence of Gigi, I was terrified. I’ve watched my fair share of musicals lately and prayed this would not make me want to pull my hair out (again). Thankfully Gigi was not at all what I expected and turned out to be one of the better Best Picture winners I’ve seen from … More Gigi (1958)

Amadeus (1984)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has gone down as one of the most prolific composers the world has ever known. Amadeus won Best Picture in 1985 and is a fictional look into the great composer’s life as he struggled to write and orchestrate in the late 1800s. Considered one of the greatest films of all-time, this play … More Amadeus (1984)

Oliver! (1968)

Last summer, I watched what I thought was the worse musical of my life, Into the Woods. That film didn’t stay at the top of the list for long because there’s a new champion: Oliver!.  The majority of the world is familiar with the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Some of you may … More Oliver! (1968)

My Fair Lady (1964)

It may have seemed like an eternity, but I finally got around to watching My Fair Lady, one of the Academy’s most successful and highly regarded Best Picture Winners (1964). Audrey Hepburn was Hollywood’s “it” girl back in the day, and she beat out Julie Andrews for the role of Miss Eliza Doolittle, a peasant … More My Fair Lady (1964)