Directed by Ava Duvernay
Screenplay by Paul Webb
Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey and more stars than there are in heaven
Selma is an important movie. If you didn’t know it going in, you figured it right quick, and kept figuring it, because instead of being the joke fest you imagined, they play it straight as the soberest teetotaler. Which is a seriously wasted opportunity because, if you ask me, the jokes practically write themselves. All you have to do is turn on the spigot and here they come.
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Directed by John Madden
Screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman
Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Collin Firth, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson
The essential question with Shakespeare in Love is this: By winning the Oscar for Best Picture, did it deprive, i.e. rob, Saving Private Ryan of it’s just reward? Yes, there are other questions we can ask, and other rabbit holes we can dive down – plot summary, anybody? But all of those other questions and discussions will pale in comparison to the big one.
Was Saving Private Ryan robbed?
The short answer? No. Continue reading