Rather than checking out this year's line-up at the multiplex, why not stay home and celebrate TCM's 31 Days of Oscar?
A sample of today's line-up:
"Best Supporting Actress Winners"
10:00 AM Written on the Wind
4:00 PM Hannah and Her Sisters
6:00 PM Tootsie
12:15 AM Reds
3:30 AM Prizzi's Honor
In the week ahead this Sunday Dave Kehr likewise gave kudos:
"Meanwhile the invaluable cable channel Turner Classic Movies continues its monthlong festival of Oscar winners and nominees. For cinephiles, Saturday's selection of best-score nominees offers the richest selection of rarely seen titles, including Bernard Vorhaus's 1939 "WAY DOWN SOUTH" (with music by Victor Young but, more important perhaps, a screenplay by Langston Hughes and Clarence Muse); John Brahm's 1938 study in female pugilism, "Girls' School" (score by Morris Stoloff and Gregory Stone); and Joseph L. Mankiewicz's final film, the 1972 "Sleuth," with Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine and the music of John Addison."
Do yourself a favor. Check out the line-up and rev up your Tivo or DVR.