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 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.
These days, my two children come first. In between diapers, school drop-off and dinner, I share my love of film with them. I keep this blog alive and active, especially during Oscar season, thanks to my supportive husband who has become an amazing father.
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