THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
It’s that time again to pick your movie for the week and this week we are looking at films in the Rich vs. Poor genre. I originally anticipated this being a broader category to pick from, but as I looked at some lists, I saw the same movies coming up over and over, leading me to realize there are only a few general types to include. Pretty much all I’ve seen in this category are things that go completely over the top into the comedy realm, purposely shining an extremely bright light on the disparity between rich and poor, or dramas that take a more realistic/serious view of things. In the drama category, period dramas set in the 1700s and 1800s seem to dominate the picture.
As always, I found a list to help you pick something for this week and it comes from BestSimilar.com. If you need a hand picking a film, head over to that list and see what’s there that piques your interest.
My Selection-Trading Places
This is one of those films I’ve seen bits and pieces of many times over the years but I don’t remember ever sitting down and watching it beginning to end. It’s also one I often stumble across on television which loses something in an edited for TV version of the film. I’m excited to check this one out for a full watch and I know in advance that it probably won’t hold up as something that would be made today.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?