KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- I suspect some readers may be disappointed that I've elected to pass
on reviewing the Oscar telecast this year. Sorry, I prefer watching a movie over viewing Hollywood congratulate itself for the umpteenth time this awards season. I did, however, want to express my unabashed love for the cinema.
Movies combine the essence of all the other art forms, and films have been used to both edify and entertain.
That said, when it comes to award-giving, Hollywood doesn't always get it right. Many have been overlooked (Alfred Hitchcock never won a Best Director Oscar) while others may have gotten golden statuettes for the wrong movie. Case in point: Paul Newman deserved a Best Actor win for "The Verdict" (1982), receiving it instead for "The Color of Money" (1986). Read More