81 Days With Oscar And Me

Every Academy Award-Winning Movie, Back to Back, Starting With the First

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Entries Tagged as 'Jack Nicholson'

Departed, The

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments · 2006, Adaptation, C-Word, Color, Composer: Howard Shore, Departed, Drama, F-Word, Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, N-Word, Nudity, Sex, Warner Bros. Pictures

Few movies are as violent, foul-mouthed, and bloody as The Departed.
I can’t help but wonder what audiences in, say, 1939 would have thought of The Departed had this film been inserted into the projector instead of Gone With the Wind. I dare say every last one of them would have run, screaming, out of [...]

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Terms of Endearment

October 14th, 2009 · No Comments · 1983, Adaptation, Color, Comedy, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, James L Brookes, Paramount Pictures, Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment

Finally! A nice, light comedy.
Or is it?
True, James L. Brooks, who directed and wrote this movie, is known for his remarkable pedigree in television – everything from Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Lou Grant, Room 222, and Taxi, to The Simpsons (Woo-hoo!). Heck, James L. Brooks even wrote two episodes of my favorite sitcom: The [...]

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

October 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments · 1975, Adaptation, Color, Drama, Jack Nicholson, Milos Forman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, United Artists

I remember seeing Cuckoo’s Next at the theater the year it was released, 1975, one of the most important years of my life.
These are some of the things I remember about the movie:
1. Jack Nicholson’s performance is over the top, as it always is. He makes Rod Steiger look like an William Hurt [...]

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