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Not Even Nominated… The Craziest 20 Best Picture Oscar Omissions

By John H. Foote It happens, though truly one has to wonder why? How can an Academy made up of film people, experts, one would hope in their field, miss the best films of the year? How do inferior films get a Best Picture nomination over clearly greater films? Yet it happens, year after year.…

THE 10 WORST “BEST PICTURE” WINNERS IN OSCAR HISTORY

By John H. Foote So often through the history of the cinema, and the connection to the Academy of Arts and Sciences, wildly over appreciated films are nominated for and often win the Best Picture award in addition to many other prizes. If you study closely the nominees and winners of each year right back…

Midnight Cowboy (1969) On Criterion Blu Ray (****)

“Everybody’s talking at me, I don’t hear a word they’re sayin’, only in the echoes of my mind.” “Everybody’s Talking” (Harry Nilsson), 1969 It seems inconceivable to me that Midnight Cowboy (1969) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The film is a time capsule film of what New York City was in the sixties, about…