Hudak on Hollywood
Wednesdays, 7:30 pm
A lifelong film lover, Dan Hudak, has worked extensively as a film critic in print, radio and television. Dan’s film reviews are syndicated throughout the country. He is the owner of Hudak On Hollywood, Inc. He is the former chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. He studied Film History and Criticism at Bard College and the University of Miami, where he received his M.A. in Film Studies.
January 6, 7:30 pm:
Famous Moments, Famous Movies: Behind The Scenes Of The Most Iconic Moments In Film History; Part 1 with Dan Hudak
The shower scene in Psycho. The flying bikes in E.T. The title song in Singin’ in the Rain. All are memorable movie moments that have been cherished for generations and will be cherished for years to come. In this hour-long presentation, you’ll enjoy an insightful look at these scenes and more, sharing the stories, backgrounds and secrets that made them so unforgettable.
February 3, 7:30 pm:
Famous Moments, Famous Movies: Behind The Scenes Of The Most Iconic Moments In Film History; Part 2 with Dan Hudak
More famous movie scenes are chronicled in part two of the “Famous Moments, Famous Movies” series.
March 3, 7:30 pm:
When Oscar Gets It Wrong: Best Picture Winners That Should’ve Lost, And The Movies That Should’ve Won with Dan Hudak
Is Ordinary People better than Raging Bull? Is How Green Was My Valley better than Citizen Kane? According to the Oscars, yes! This hour-long presentation examines the politics, voting patterns, and cultural influences that led the Academy to overlook movies we now consider classics.
April 7, 7:30 pm:
Best Picture Oscar Talk with Dan Hudak
Journey into this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees in this discussion of why each film was nominated and which is the odds-on favorite to emerge victorious. Clips and background information about all nominated films will be shared, and a discussion of the Academy’s voting process and habits will lend perspective to choosing the likely winner. Oscar history, trivia, and other major categories will also be covered! It’s a lively, insightful and fun hour-long presentation that’s not to be missed! Attendees are encouraged to see as many of the nominated films as possible before the presentation. Note: Due to Covid-19, the next Oscar ceremony will be held April 25, 2021.