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)

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)

Marty (1955)

I am well aware that most people think I am crazy about my taste in movies and the scores I give to certain movies. I’ve said it time and time again that some of the Academy’s choices for Best Picture are head-scratchers, and I know for a fact that I am not the only one … More Marty (1955)

The Apartment (1960)

The Apartment came out in 1960 and was the film industry’s biggest winner at the 33rd Academy Awards, winning two of the big four, Best Picture and Best Director. The film collected three extra awards to finish the night with five wins off of 10 nominations.  I have never seen The Apartment until the other … More The Apartment (1960)