Best Christ Figures In Movies (Holy Week Special)

The "Christ Figure" is one of the most common tropes of cinema. It also has the reputation, at least among faith and film circles, to be an eye-rolling one because the Christ Figure has propensity to dominate the discussion of any one particular film whenever it is present. But there is something remarkable about the …

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Ranking Every Oscar Best Picture Winner Part 2 (#55-26)

Here is the continuation of my futile task of ranking all the Oscar winners. At some point in this list (somewhere in the mid-30s) the movies move from being decent to legitimately great and worthy winners of the prize. Even if they beat out another nominee that I thought was better, it makes them no …

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Ranking Every Oscar Best Picture Winner Part 1 (#89-56)

In conjunction with the upcoming Academy Awards this weekend, I engaged in the daunting task of catching up with every Best Picture winner ever. While there were moments when this task turned out to be a slog (especially at the end, when my excuses for avoiding certain movies started running perilously thin), it was interesting …

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