The Golden Globes are tonight.
Oscars on Feb. 26.
Hollywood’s awards season has arrived.
And to coincide with all the excitement the South Florida Museum’s Film Fridays series, which takes place in the Bishop Planetarium, is celebrating Academy Award winners for Best Picture.
Perhaps you caught the Jan. 6 screening of director Frank Capra’s comedy “It Happened One Night” starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
Last week’s feature was “Casablanca.”
The Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman film easily ranks in my all-time Top 10.
Yeah, “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
Haven’t been to Film Fridays yet?
Flicks start at 6 p.m.
Tickets are a measly $5.
Only $3 for museum members.
There’s a concession stand offering beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.
Here are the remaining films for the highly recommended “And the Winner Is...” series:
Jan. 20: ‘An American in Paris’ (1951)
I never really appreciated on-screen dancing until I saw Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron gracefully busting moves in this gorgeous-looking romantic musical by director Vincente Minnelli.
Feb. 3: “On the Waterfront” (1954)
Just the other night I was rambling about the greatness of Marlon Brando and went right to YouTube and showed her the “I coulda been a contender” scene. I get chills now just thinking of Brando getting choked up as he says, “You was my brother, Charley, you shoulda looked out for me a little bit.”
Feb. 10: “The Apartment” (1960)
Jack Lemmon would turn in his finest overall performance a couple years later in the drinking drama “Days of Wine and Roses” but he’s never been more brilliantly funny than in this clever romantic-comedy by Billy Wilder.
Feb. 17: “The Sting” (1973)
After teaming up for the slightly superior “Butch Cassidy and the
Sundance Kid” in 1969, director George Roy Hill reunited with Robert Redford and Paul Newman for this smart, hilarious crime comedy that also stars Robert Shaw. Like many movie snobs, I believe the greatest American movies were made in the 1970s. In addition to “The Sting” and “Annie Hall,” Best Picture winners from that decade are “Patton,” “The French Connection,” “The Godfather,” “The Godfather Part II,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Rocky,” “The Deer Hunter” and “Kramer vs. Kramer.” If somehow you’ve missed any of these films, please, do yourself a favor
and watch one of them.
March 2: “Annie Hall” (1977)
Pretty sure I’ve watched every single Woody Allen film. Enjoyed the vast majority. An honest, by turns funny and poignant look at relationships co-starring a most-adorable Diane Keaton, “Annie Hall” remains my favorite.
March 9: “Shakespeare in Love” (1998)
The only movie in the series I saw during its original theatrical run, this period piece starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes and the always-awesome Geoffrey Rush turned out to be a pleasant surprise. And that’s all I recall. Time to watch it again!
March 16: Special programmer’s choice
The film will be announced after this year’s awards have aired. “Stay tuned to find out which of your favorite movies from the last year will represent the most recent crop of industry-lauded films,” reads the museum website. My vote goes for the latest Woody Allen movie, “Midnight in Paris,” which has been nominated for four Golden Globes.
Wade Tatangelo, features writer/columnist, can be reached at 941-745-7057. Visit heraldbuzzworthy.blogspot.com.