Film Friday Weekly Roundup – The Oscar Complaints Edition

Posted by Brandy Dean January 11, 2013 1 Comment 6471 views

Yeah, yeah, yeah – Oscar nominations. I’m glad to see Beasts of the Southern Wild made the cut, but other than that… blah. How about every nominee in the Best Supporting Actor category has won an Oscar before? That just smacks of old, self-satisfied people congratulating themselves. And I can’t get behind any award system that doesn’t find a place for Blancanieves. Boooooo! Now, enough whining. I did manage to peruse the interwebs for the best of the best this week and now I’m gonna lay it on you in this week’s Film Friday Weekly Roundup. Happy reading and happy viewing!

I’ve had my eye on Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies for awhile, but KC at Classic Movies gives it a read and a review.

366 Weird Movies takes a look at Chaplin’s First National days.

The Art & Culture of Movies examines the challenges of visual storytelling.

Always wanted to see Joan Crawford in the slammer? Classic Movies Digest has the deets on Paid (1930).

Wide Screen World reviews Gaslight – the one with (shudder) Cotten. How many movies can one man ruin?

Who needs a hero? The Movie Morlocks deconstruct Destruction, Inc.

Forget the Oscars! Kristen Stewart sweeps the Razzie noms!

Classic Film Freak sings along with The Jazz Singer, also known as the movie that RUINED EVERYTHING.

Classic Film and TV Cafe thinks about Hitchcock’s Secret Agent.

Flick Chick reads about Mae Murray.

Journeys in Classic films reviews The White Zombie.

At the Back looks at Angels with Dirty Faces.



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  1. - January 11, 2013
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    Just saw the nominees in today’s paper. It’s all pretty dull although I haven’t seen all the films, but do I want to? I just think of it as politics and enjoy seeing if I figured out the winner by knowing (or thinking I know) what’s “politically correct.”

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