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1938: You Can’t Take It With You

1938: You Can’t Take It With You

March 31, 2020

It is time for a good old fashioned, wholesome movie. 1938 saw Frank Capra win his third Oscar for Best Director and his second for Best Picture. It would be fair to say that Capra pretty much owned the 1930s. Tune in to hear us break down this year with the Academy and our thoughts on some of the other nominated films including the Bette Davis starring vehicle, Jezebel.

Rankings: 1927-1937

Rankings: 1927-1937

March 24, 2020

We've reached a milestone! The first ten years of the Oscars have been accounted for, so we look back and rank the eleven movies honored with the Best Picture prize. Do our lists match? Do we have the same number one? Tune in and find out!

1937: The Life of Emile Zola

1937: The Life of Emile Zola

March 19, 2020

A new year.. and another sprawling biopic. This time it's The Life of Emile Zola that wins the big prize at the Academy Awards. However, this movie isn't even CLOSE to being our favorite of the year. Tune in to hear our take on this movie and many of the others nominated for Oscars in 1937.

1936: The Great Ziegfeld

1936: The Great Ziegfeld

March 17, 2020

We now have our second MGM musical taking the top award with this 1936 winner, The Great Ziegfeld. This is also MGM's fourth movie to win Best Picture and the second one in a row. We also FINALLY get the Supporting Actor/Actress categories! Tune in to learn all about this landmark year at the Oscars and whether or not we recommend the big winner.

1935: Mutiny On The Bounty

1935: Mutiny On The Bounty

March 10, 2020

The only movie to date to receive three (count 'em THREE) nominations in the Best Actor race, Mutiny On The Bounty took home the big award for 1935. This movie was a real treat for us to discuss, so tune in as we talk in great detail about how attractive the leading men are.. I mean, how much we loved the film!

1934: It Happened One Night

1934: It Happened One Night

March 3, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, the first movie to SWEEP the top 5 categories at the Oscars: It Happened One Night. Not only is this a great movie, it also happens to be one of Rance and Sam's favorite movies of all time. Listen as we practically gush over how amazing this movie is!

1933: Cavalcade

1933: Cavalcade

February 25, 2020

The Oscar for Best Picture in 1933 went to the epic production of Cavalcade. A popular film based on a popular stageplay, which would soon become a tradition for numerous other Best Picture winners, too. But the question still remains.. does it hold up today?

1932: Grand Hotel

1932: Grand Hotel

February 18, 2020

The year is 1932 and the Best Picture winner is... Grand Hotel! This is the first and only movie to win the top honor without being nominated in a single other category. Tune in to hear our take on this star-studded, Hollywood production!

1931: Cimarron

1931: Cimarron

February 11, 2020

Another year.. another first! This time it's the first Western film to win Best Picture. Tune in to hear our take on Cimarron, a big budget, grand scale epic that was one of the most expensive movies made at that time.

Our 2020 Oscar Predictions

Our 2020 Oscar Predictions

February 7, 2020

The Oscars are on Sunday! The greatest day of the whole year. We give you our 2020 predictions on who we think will win EVERY CATEGORY. Will Best Picture be 1917? Parasite? Or maybe Joker?? Tune in and find out what we think.