LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1979 and 1980

Posted by · 7:00 pm · September 28th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. After I saw “Apocalypse Now,” I thought to myself that it was a much, much better movie than “Kramer vs. Kramer.” A quick glance at the internets revealed that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had already determined that “Kramer vs. Kramer” was in […]

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Cheer up, Meryl — you have your masterpiece

Posted by · 6:03 pm · August 28th, 2009

You may well have spotted this very funny (and frequently accurate) Onion piece doing the web rounds today, in which a writer claiming to be Meryl Streep shoots down her career with all the withering disdain of Miranda Priestly. The gist of the argument is that, as fine an actor as Streep is, she has […]

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Great Oscarless directors

Posted by · 3:50 am · June 1st, 2008

Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Howard Hawks, Stanley Kubrick, Preston Sturges, Ernest Lubitsch, Hal Ashby, Alan J. Pakula, Sidney Lumet, Spike Lee, Paul Thomas Anderson. Collectively they represent some of the greatest directors in the history of the cinema, and together they share one rather unbelievable fact…not one of them is a Academy Award winner for […]

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