Oscar’s Overlooked Film Score: The Piano by Michael Nyman

This post is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon, hosted by Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! This is the third year in a row I’ve written a post about an Oscar … Continue reading Oscar’s Overlooked Film Score: The Piano by Michael Nyman

Award for Most Unfairly Maligned Best Picture Winner: Shakespeare in Love

This post is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon, hosted by Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen. Click HERE for a list of the other posts for Week 4: Pictures and Directors. I knew my declaration in last week's post, naming the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility … Continue reading Award for Most Unfairly Maligned Best Picture Winner: Shakespeare in Love

Emma Thompson’s Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility: The Best Austen Adaptation?

This post is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon, hosted by Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen. Click HERE for a list of the other posts for Week 3: The Crafts. I can already hear cries of "blasphemy!" just because the title of this post. (I did … Continue reading Emma Thompson’s Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility: The Best Austen Adaptation?

31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: Child Actor Nominees/Winners

This post is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon, hosted by Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen. Click HERE to see more posts from Week 1: THE ACTORS. I remember so clearly when Tatum O'Neal won Best Supporting Actress at the tender age of 10. I … Continue reading 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: Child Actor Nominees/Winners

Pop Culture Roundup March 2014

1. The Oscar telecast didn't totally suck! I was not crazy about host Ellen DeGeneres' opening monologue (look, Liza Minnelli is fair game, but don't insult her to her face on live TV where close to 1 billion people can see her reaction) but otherwise she did a good job. I thought the "selfie" segment … Continue reading Pop Culture Roundup March 2014