r/Letterboxd - Film Club 031 - Best Picture Winners
It's hard to talk about the Academy Awards without a significant amount of eye rolling and groaning. For every Parasite, there is a Green Book, for every Return Of The King there is a Driving Miss Daisy. But sometimes, The Academy gets things right, and in 1985 Amadeus walked away with a plethora of awards; and deservedly so.
Adapted from Peter Shaffer‘s play of the same name, Amadeus is a grandiose,…
What an intriguing experiment in space and structure. Jeanne Dielman is an ambitious, radically politicised piece of social realism. The mother, the lover, the housewife; Akerman explores the domestic and the sexual in an unconventionally static style. The discussion (or lake thereof) of the role of the woman in 70's society is presented in a predominately visual and rigorously structured schedule. When Paul Schrader wrote about the art of 'transcendental style in film', this is what he meant. The viewer…