In 1988, Italian Art House Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci proposed a film with the Chinese government to tell the story of the last proclaimed emperor of The Forbidden Kingdom who started his reign at 2 and whose last days were spent as a peasant gardener. Winner of nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, but does this film deserve those awards or should it be sent to a life of obscurity?

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In 2001, action director Antoine Fuqua teamed up with legendary actor Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke to tell the story of an ambitious rookie police officer who's being lead through the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles Police Department's Narcotics Division by a charasmatic and dangerous head detective. What no one expected was that Washington's performance would catapult him to winning his second Oscar and first as lead actor. But does the film earn the glory or does it deserve lonely death at the side of the road? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster roll out to investigate.

 

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In 2007, an indie musical came out of the film festivals to massive critical acclaim and quickly garnered a popular following that eventually elevated it's two non-actor leads into musical sensations and Academy Award winners and their story into a Tony Winning musical. Once tells the story of an Irish busker who befriends a young pianist and make great music together. But does the film fall slowly or drop like dead weight? Eric, Kent & Lobster kiss the Blarney Stone to find out.

 

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In 2014, media sensation Oprah Winfrey helped get a film project about Martin Luther King Jr.'s turbulent campaign in Selma, Alabama off the ground. For the director's chair, she selected young indie filmmaker Ava Duvernay. With a cast rounded with classically trained British actors and a plethora of established names in small roles, Selma became a media darling and a three-time Oscar nominee, yet only winning one for best original song. But does Selma find glory for its subject matter or does it deserve to get lost in the sands of time? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster head south to find out.

 

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