Podcast: 1950s Horror

Hi everybody, I’ve started a new position at my local library and I’ve met a colleague and friend Eddie Whitlock who listened to previous episodes of the Alternative Oscars and immediately proposed that we do a podcast on classic horror. Everybody at the Tawfik Zone, me, Candace and Tia, was all for it from the […]

Review: La La Land (2016)

La La Land: City of Dim Stars By Adam Tawfik La La Land, like every Oscar frontrunner is bound to face a wave of backlash. From its premiere at Sundance last January, La La Land was hyped, and hyped, and hyped by everybody, including the highbrow critics, the awards pundits, and the industry bigwigs. Around […]

My Foolhardy, Intuitive Oscar Predictions for 2014

The 2014 Oscars showcases an interesting potpourri of films. Just look at the top category, Best Picture, for instance. There are three films about controversial, unpopular subjects: Dallas Buyers Club about the AIDS crisis (and government mismanagement), The Wolf of Wall Street chronicling the lives of amoral, greedy stockbrokers, and 12 Years a Slave is […]