Tag: billy wilder

Best Picture #33: The Apartment

Each week this column will highlight one winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, progressing chronologically until all winners have been discussed. There will be a brief discussion of the film itself followed by a mention of what we wish won from the nominees in the given year (though in many cases there were…

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Academy in Review: The 1960s

The 1960s was when everything shifted. The most chaotic era for Hollywood since the rise of talkies, the film industry was unrecognizable by the end of the decade. It was the end of the studio system, which had been slowly suffocating for years after the United States v. Paramount case in 1948 that broke the…

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AFI Top 100: Double Indemnity

In 2007, the American Film Institute revised their previous 1998 list of the 100 best American films of all time. This weekly column will explore my thoughts on select films from this list, mostly following along with the Unspooled Podcast, which inspired my journey to complete the AFI Top 100. You can also follow my…

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QFF Day 3: Noirs

Bleak times call for bleak movies so today we’re enlisting the help of some classic noirs to program another festival day. Fortunately, despite mostly having fairly depressing endings, these are all some of the most comforting films to watch if you’re anything like me. So sit back, relax, and watch some chain smoking gumshoes explore…

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AFI Top 100: The Apartment

In 2007, the American Film Institute revised their previous 1998 list of the 100 best American films of all time. This weekly column will explore my thoughts on select films from this list, mostly following along with the Unspooled Podcast, which inspired my journey to complete the AFI Top 100. You can also follow my…

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