I Want My Foreign Films

A moviegoer reveals Oscar’s annual problem


The only three Oscar-nominated films I couldn’t see this year
Back in the ‘80s, a commonly-heard rant was “I want my MTV.” It was, of course, a marketing ploy by MTV to get their channel added to cable systems. We were supposed to rise up as consumers and demand this channel like it was a birthright. But we really did want our MTV, so we asked for it, and before long we had it.
Here’s what I want today: I want my foreign films. Continue reading “I Want My Foreign Films”

Major Award Movie Sprint (Completists, This One’s For You)

Follow one brave woman’s quest to watch 46 nominated movies in 34 days


Only a crazy person would try to watch all the movies given an Oscar® nomination in the month before the Oscars are awarded, right?
Well, call me crazy.
It’s true – I’m going to attempt to see 46 movies in 34 days. In fact, I’ve tackled this challenge every February for the past dozen or so years. I used to call this movie marathon The Oscar Run, but since the Academy is a little touchy about folks throwing around the word “Oscar,” let’s call this the Major Award Movie Sprint. Continue reading “Major Award Movie Sprint (Completists, This One’s For You)”

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