The Herald’s movie critic looks back on really bad decisions by the Motion Pictures Academy when handing out Oscars. He’s got a load of them.

We can’t make up our minds which was the worst injustice: ‘Ordinary People’ beating out ‘Raging Bull’ for Best Picture or ‘Dances with Wolves’ beating out ‘Goodfellas.’ (Not that Dances with Wolves is all that bad. But ‘Goodfellas’ is such a recognized classic today.)

The worst Best Picture of all time: ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ a true formula movie slapped together with all the standard pompous ingredients — thick English accents, lush period wardrobes, stock characters and lines, and, to give it alleged intellectual gravitas, Shakespeare himself! (And he gets the girl, too.) Is there anyone out there today who regularly and seriously talks of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ as being one of Hollywood’s finest moments?

Anyway, that’s our rant for the day. Back to regular real-estate posts tomorrow, or maybe after this school-vacation week.

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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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