Crumpets

Today’s 12 Days of Oscar film is the 1964 film My Fair Lady.  Professor and phonetics scholar Henry Higgins boasts to Colonel Pickering that he can teach any person to speak in such a way that the person could pass for a duke or duchess at an embassy ball.  He chooses to teach Eliza Doolittle, … More Crumpets

Homemade Twinkies

This post brings us to the halfway point of this year’s 12 Days of Oscar.  The 2008 film Milk tells the story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.  After three unsuccessful political campaigns, Milk is elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.  Soon … More Homemade Twinkies

Chicken Enchiladas

In today’s 12 Days of Oscar installment, we move to four films that have won an Oscar.  The first Oscar winner this year is the 2006 film Babel.   Babel is a multi-narrative drama following three stories that intersect at varying plot points.  In Morocco, a goat herder has given his son and a friend a rifle … More Chicken Enchiladas

Fig Newtons

For the third film in this year’s 12 Days of Oscar, I selected the 2011 film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  I’ll warn you now, I’m not sure a brief synopsis can do this movie justice.  In flashback, we see Oskar Schell and his father Thomas playing a scavenger hunt that requires the pair to … More Fig Newtons

Chicken Shawarma

The next film in this year’s 12 Days of Oscar is the 2012 film The Avengers.  Marvel Comics superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are recruited by peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury to stop Thor’s brother Loki from controlling earth.  The Avengers become divided over how to handle Loki, and … More Chicken Shawarma