Contra Zoom

53: From Wings to Moonlight 1978-1987 Part 1

After more than a year off from continuing the Best Picture Ranking series, it is back with a vengeance! Stephanie Prior steps in to join Dakota to review the Best Picture winners from the 1978-1987 Oscars (the 50th-59th winners). The series also got a much overdue name changing dropping the Birdman for the most recent winner Moonlight. If you missed the last time the series was discussed click HERE.

Site photographer Cole Leuthel joins us to talk about his three favourite movies.

Here are the bottom five pictures in our ratings. Dakota’s ratings come first and Stephanie’s second next to each film.

10. Terms of Endearment 6/10 5.5/10

9. Gandhi 6.3/10 6.5/10

8. Out of Africa 6.8/10 7/10

7. Chariots of Fire 6.5/10 6/10

6. Platoon 7/10 7/10

Tune into the next episode where Dakota and Stephanie count down the top five Best Pictures from the decade.

Music from this week’s episode comes from Brooklyn Doran, a Toronto based singer songwriter. Brooklyn challenged herself to perform 100 concerts in 2017 and she completed that task just in the knick of time! Her debut full length album These Paper Wings made our top 50 albums of 2016 list last year and expect big things from her next year! Follow Brooklyn on Twitter @brooklyndoran and on Facebook.

If you have seen any of these films let Dakota know what you think! Follow Dakota @Dgapa and the show @ContraZoomPod on Twitter.


About author

Music Editor at Live in Limbo and Host of Contra Zoom podcast. Dakota is a graduate of Humber College's Acting for Film and Television. He now specializes in knowing all random trivia. He writes about music, sports and film. Dakota's life goal is visit all baseball stadiums, he's at 7.