Tag Archives: The Dew Over

September 24

The Burden of Anticipation

“It would have been appreciated a lot more had it not won the Palme d’Or” is a phrase I found my saying a lot when talking about Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last week. Audiard’s film works well for the small character study it is, unfortunately many people I spoke […]

June 18

Talking 2004 Oscars on The Dew Over

As I mentioned on Twitter the other day, the latest episode of The Dew Over has dropped and yours truly is one of the panelist. Though the show has moved to a monthly format, it still has all the wonderful Oscar related discussions that has made the show a hit. In this episode the panel […]

January 26

Talking 2000 Oscars on The Dew Over

Nominated for a whopping 12 Academy Awards, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator was a force to be reckoned with at the 2000 Oscars. Was the action film truly the top film of the year? Or did director Steven Soderbergh merely knock himself out of the equation by having two films (Traffic and Erin Brockovich) in the running […]

December 01

Talking 1978 Oscars on The Dew Over

At the 1978 Academy Awards war was on the minds of many as The Deer Hunter and Coming Home both received Best Picture nominations. On this week’s episode of The Dew Over podcast I join the panel to discuss war, football, Turkish prisons, and single women in the city. While Warren Beatty’s Heaven Can Wait […]

November 23

Talking 2006 Oscars on The Dew Over

At the 2006 Academy Awards Martin Scorsese’s The Departed not only took Best Picture, but also nabbed the filmmaker his first Academy Award for Best Director. While Scorsese’s directorial prowess is hard to argue against, was The Departed really the best film of that year? Is there another film from 2006 that should have pulled […]

September 30

Talking 1986 Oscars on The Dew Over

In 1986 Platoon nabbed four Academy Awards including the illustrious award for Best Picture. Was Oliver Stone’s take on the Vietnam War worthy of the top prize? Or did one of the other four Best Picture nominees deserve it more? I make my return on the great Academy Awards loving podcast The Dew Over to […]

August 02

Talking 1987 Oscars on The Dew Over

1987 was a big year for genre films, but you would not know it by looking at the Best Picture nominees. I returned to the panel of the great Oscar loving podcast The Dew Over to debate whether or not The Last Emperor was indeed the best picture of that year. Though I unknowingly violated […]

July 17

Talking 1979 Oscars on The Dew Over

At the 1979 Oscars, Kramer vs. Kramer reigned supreme by nabbing the Academy Award Best Picture over the likes of Apocalypse Now and All That Jazz. Was it a justifiable win or an Oscar abomination? Is there another film from 1979 that should have taken the title but did not make the cut? In short, […]

April 23

Talking 1996 Oscars on The Dew Over Podcast

The Dew Over is a weekly podcast that aims to right the wrongs in movie and pop culture history. Host Jamie Dew has assembled a revolving panel of film lovers to talk about all things Oscars! Randomly tackling a given year, the panelists discuss their thoughts on the best picture nominees and try to determine […]