Be it the grand scale, the inflamed passions, or their universal themes, romantic epics have traditionally made for some of the most irresistible Oscar bait. That trend has been somewhat bucked in recent years, but there's something about the stillness of winter that feels like the proper time to sit down with some globe-spanning, heart-rending sagas. (Pictured: The English Patient)
Staff Pick of the Day
Social History - Rated NR - 92 Minutes - 2003
Documentarian Bill Siegel passed away this month. He worked on the juggernaut basketball documentary Hoop Dreams before making his own films, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, about the boxer's refusal to join the military, and The Weather Underground, about the radical leftist group, both of which are available on numerous streaming platforms.