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Best Picture Spotlight: BLACKKKLANSMAN

By John H. Foote Released in the summer to dazzling reviews, this outstanding film marked a triumphant comeback of sorts for iconic director-writer Spike Lee. After dominating the late eighties and nineties, Lee faded from public view, directing some brilliant documentaries in the 2000’s before taking the helm of this biographical crime film. Ron Stallworth…

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…