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Introducing: The Best Picture Blog

Well Readers, we've gone through a lot of changes here at The Best Picture Blog and appreciate your patience with updates. Starting Monday, July 1, The Best Picture Blog will be posting on a regular weekly basis. Nominees for each year will be the introductory post, first thing Monday mornings. After that, the movies will … Continue reading Introducing: The Best Picture Blog

And the Nominees Are…(1928)

This Week on The Best Picture Blog: 1928 Oscars #2 This year, The Academy upped the drama by adding a few more nominees to the mix. Monday, April 15: Alibi Best Actor Nominee, Chester Morris (as No. 1065, Chick Williams) Best Art Direction Nominee, William Cameron Menzies       Tuesday, April 16: Hollywood Revue … Continue reading And the Nominees Are…(1928)

Author vs. The Academy: 1927

Academy's Choice: Wings Author's Choice: Wings Need to review?┬áHere are the Nominees for 1927. Well readers, for this first battle I actually agree with The Academy! When you're only dealing with three nominees, your choices are limited and I guess the odds were stacked in the Academy's favor. This was the only time all of … Continue reading Author vs. The Academy: 1927

The Racket

https://youtu.be/8NJLH5EXI_w Alternate Title: Read My Lips 1927 Nominee Captain McQuigg (Thomas Meighan) is just an honest cop trying to right by his district. Nick Scarsi (Louis Wolheim) is a Prohibition-era gangster who keeps getting away with murder. McQuigg is sick of the untouchable Scarsi's antics. While the captain does his best in pursuit of justice, … Continue reading The Racket