Monday, 28 February 2011
Skye said on Saturday, February 09, 2013 5:18:26 PM
I should have mentioned that it's a complete disgrace that Peter O'Toole has never won an Oscar! Lawrence of Arabia and The Lion in Winter especially are two of the greatest performances in film history.
Skye said on Saturday, February 09, 2013 4:30:01 PM
I too admire John Cazale in both the Godfather films and Dog Day Afternoon.
Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption are all very strong films and I agree with them being more worthy of the Oscar their respecting years.
I personally enjoyed both Shakespeare in Love and Saving Private Ryan but for different reasons.
Finally, about the year 1980. You've obviously defended Raging Bull and I understand why, although I have yet to see Ordinary People. I would, however, like to ask you about The Elephant Man, David Lynch's second feature and another nominee for Best Picture that year. It's a film that I personally love, especially for John Hurt's performance, and I'd actually like to know your opinion about it.
Poff said on Sunday, January 06, 2013 9:17:52 PM
I still get upset when I remember the Oscars where Shakespeare in Love beat Saving Private Ryan. Criminal!
Tish said on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:53:22 AM
Richard I just discovered your site yesterday and I'm thrilled that you still have an online show! I have to add my two cents here - in my opinion there are two absolutely egregious acting Oscar snubs that still make me shake my head. The first would be Gwyneth Paltrow winning for SIL over Cate Blanchett's riveting performance in Elizabeth. That was INSANE. And secondly, and to me this is the worst, is Robert Deniro winning for Scent Of A Woman over Denzel Washington's transcendent portrayal of Malcolm X. Robert Deniro spent half the film making that annoying "Hoowaa!" noise and doing a good job, but absolutely nothing extraordinary. Denzel BECAME Malcolm X and gave one of the best on-screen performances I have ever seen in a bio that was also VERY unfairly snubbed by the academy overall. I think that Paltrow and Pacino are both fine actors, but these accolades weren't deserved, in my opinion.
Josh said on Friday, August 05, 2011 12:42:54 AM
Reply from Richard Roeper
So true. That's a film that keeps climbing the "Greatest Movies of All Time" lists as the years go by...
Kyle said on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 11:12:49 PM
North by northwest > Ben hur
Terminator 2 > silence of the lambs
Raiders of the lost ark > chariots of fire
The dark knight > benjiman button
Empire strikes back > ordinary people
Saving private ryan > shakespear in love
Back to the future > out of Africa
Avatar > the hurt locker
127 hours > the king's speech
Matthew Lemma said on Monday, March 07, 2011 3:49:33 PM
"Citizen Kane" not winning Best Picture is probably the ultimate Oscar flub.
ivan said on Saturday, March 05, 2011 11:26:06 AM
taxi driver > rocky
there will be blood > no country for old men
ivan said on Friday, March 04, 2011 6:49:58 PM
taxi driver losing best picture to rocky
you can act as snobish as you can but if u think rocky deserved its oscar your credibility goes down the toilet. also, im positive there will be blood losing to no country for old men will be seen as a huge snub in the future (its already seen as a pretty big one by a lot today) looking forward to your reply if you have one
Tony said on Monday, February 28, 2011 5:29:59 PM
Also, John Hughes never received an oscar nomination for any of his iconic, transcendant movies between 1984-1988