Screen Test of Time, Ep. 6: Alibi
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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There are movies that are bad because they're offensive, movies that are bad because they're poorly acted, and movies that are bad because they're generally unimportant nonsense stories that don't need to be told. And then there's the rare film that hits all three. This week's selection, Alibi, is all of the above, and David and Suzan are wildly unimpressed, despite the one scene in the movie that really strives for artistry. Better luck next week, kids, cause this one's a real snooze.
Year Eligible: 1928/1929 (nominated)
Music: "Shake it and Break It" by Lanin's Southern Serenaders, available at freemusicarchive.org