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)

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)

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)

Crash (2004)

Crash came out in 2004 and, after a ridiculous Oscar marketing campaign, walked away with the statue for Best Picture in early 2005. This movie shocked the world and beat out one of the most incredible classes of nominees. Crash is loved and hated by so many that it regularly appears at the top of … More Crash (2004)

The Artist (2011)

The Artist won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2012. In a generation with CGI monster battles, cell phone movies, and state of the art makeup effects, The Artist was a throwback to the Golden Age of film, the silent film era.  Jean Dujardin is George Valentin, his generation’s greatest actor. Whatever project he … More The Artist (2011)