My name is Alyson, and I love movies. At age three, my mom took me to see Bambi in theaters. As a kid, I have fond memories of hiding under blankets in the back of the van so my dad could sneak us kids into the drive-in for free. I saw Psycho at age seven, my brother got his name from Star Wars and my first job was at the local theater. I wouldn’t be who I am today without movies.
After many months of fruitless fresh-outta-college job hunting and a need to feel productive again, my husband came up with the idea to start an extensive movie blog. This brainchild came just weeks after watching Julie & Julia and while watching Moulin Rouge!: watch and review every single movie nominated for Best Picture in Oscar history. It was like giving myself my dream-job. Within hours, The Best Picture Project was born.
Over the past six years keeping this blog, I have watched and reviewed nearly every single Best Picture nomination. However, I realized that while these films are great, they skip over hundreds of other amazing films, some memorable classics. So I began reviewing other great films as well, I affectionately call them my Oscar Snubbed collection. I also have a soft spot for animated films and Octobers are dedicated to great and classic horror films.
Throughout the project, I have been a guest contributor on MovieFanfare, nominated for the Lammy’s Brainiac Award, and a guest on the Film School Rejects weekly podcast Reject Radio. I am also a member of the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Blog Club and Classic Movie Hub. Each of those honors absolutely floored me. The only realistic hopes I had in the beginning were a few regular readers, besides my mom.
With the confidence of over 700 posts here, my skills are stronger than ever before. It feels great and all I want to do is keep going.
Thank you to everyone for making this project a success.
Email- alysonkrier -(at)- gmail.com