Another great year for movies. A lot of people would go with Pulp Fiction as the best picture of the year, and I would have agreed at the time—saw it four times in the theater. I now rank it number two behind another movie I saw in the theater that year (along with about nine other people), a popular little ditty called The Shawshank Redemption.
Named for Katie-Bar-The-Door, the Katies are "alternate Oscars"—who should have been nominated, who should have won—but really they're just an excuse to write a history of the movies from the Silent Era to the present day.
To see a list of nominees and winners by decade, as well as links to my essays about them, click the highlighted links:
Look at me—Joe College, with a touch of arthritis. Are my eyes really brown? Uh, no, they're green. Would we have the nerve to dive into the icy water and save a person from drowning? That's a key question. I, of course, can't swim, so I never have to face it. Say, haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?