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OSCAR’S GREATEST OVERSIGHTS – PART I: BEST ACTRESS

By John H. Foote This is the first of a five part series in which I will explore 15 snubs in the following categories: Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Going back through the history of the Academy, it is remarkable how many truly great performances and directorial…

Oscar Revisit: Jaws (1975) – A Seventies Masterpiece

By John H. Foote No one expected Jaws (1975) to be what it became, the highest grossing film of all time (at that time), a critical sensation, the launching of a gifted new director, and an instant classic. Overnight, and I mean literally overnight, the film was the most talked about cinematic event in North…