Lists

THE 14 WORST SEQUELS (and ONE PREQUEL) EVER MADE

By John H. Foote Sequels achieved their greatest popularity through the seventies and eighties and beyond, though in fairness they have existed since the thirties and the Universal monster series. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) stands among the greatest sequels ever made, a wonderful film that preceded a series of increasingly bad films meant to…

32 OF NEXT YEAR’S OSCAR CONTENDERS COULD BE …

By John H. Foote Crazy to be even talking about next year’s Oscars, right? Not really. I promise you the studios are already in full swing setting up release dates, marketing campaigns, festival screenings and for your consideration campaigns for when the films are screened. Next year’s Oscar race is already in motion, the wheels…

ROCK HUDSON’S COMPLICATED LEGACY

By Alan Hurst Rock Hudson is one of those rare movie stars whose death and the revelations that came afterward diminished their legacy as a star and performer. It happened to Joan Crawford with the accusations of child abuse in her daughter Christina’s best selling “Mommie Dearest”. And it happened to Rock Hudson in 1985…

TEN IGNORED MASTERPIECES FOR BEST PICTURE – THE 90’s

By John H. Foote Great directors once again dominated the decade as they had the seventies, resulting in some of the greatest films ever made. Steven Spielberg won two Academy Awards for Best Director for Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998), while Quentin Tarantino emerged as the most exciting filmmaker since Martin Scorsese…

TEN MASTERPIECES IGNORED FOR BEST PICTURE – THE 80’S

By John H. Foote The eighties are often a much maligned 10-year period coming after the seventies, the greatest decade in American film history. The staggering financial failures of major big budget auteur projects allowed the studios to take back the power and lower budgets drastically, but in fairness the eighties has many great films.…