Embarassment Redux: “Often there are good movies that win, but it’s the movies that they beat which says it all,” says reader Mark Smith. “My personal hell is Dances With Wolves over Goodfellas in 1990. You tell me which movie has become a timeless classic and which has been forgotten about. The grandfucker of them all was in 1976 when Rocky beat Network, Taxi Driver and All the President’s Men .” C’mon, Mark…the Oscar always goes to the Best Picture contender that summons the strongest (i.e., weepiest) emotional response. You know it, I know it…par for the course.