“The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity […]
Read More Twentieth Century Women: Luminous Ladies Of The 1900s
Hey everyone! It’s that special time of year! The new TV shows have premiered!
Read More ‘Gotham’ Babies: Fall TV Roulette (Part One)
You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know that babies taste best.
Read More Pain, Trains & Automobiles: ‘The Rover’ & ‘Snowpiercer’
General audiences tend to hear about the year’s best indies in fall or winter, if they hear of them at all. These films’ releases aren’t quite as calculated as the major Oscar contenders, which tend to open in November or December, sometimes a few weeks earlier. Indies can roll out in the less cluttered summer […]
Read More ‘Short’ & Sweet: Two Talented Filmmakers On The Rise
Since my live blog of the Golden Globes this year was surprisingly popular (really, I didn’t think anyone would care what I have to say), I am again live-blogging and tweeting up a storm for the Academy Awards this evening. Should you need them, here are my predicted winners.
Read More Hard In The City vs. The Oscars: Live Blog & Winners 2011
Though so many of us take the Oscars very seriously (guilty as charged), really, it’s just a game. It’s no different than the Super Bowl, except there are about five teams playing in every “quarter” and it’s actually quite embarrassing to be wearing the same outfit as anyone else. No jerseys on the red carpet. […]
Read More Gold Rush: Oscar Predictions 2012
The Screen Actors Guild has chimed into awards season, with at least one fairly surprising surprise. (Here were the nominees.)
Read More Gold Rush: Screen Actors Guild Award Winners 2012
At this point, what else is there left to say, but: Oscars… Extremely Lame & Incredibly Disappointing.
Read More Gold Rush: Academy Award Nominees 2012
Predicting the Oscars is useless. Sure, it can be fun guessing the winners when the big night is nigh, but what’s the use of predicting nominees? I’m telling you, there is none. And yet, people do it. I use the term “people” to refer to that small handful of folks like myself for whom the […]
Read More Gold Rush: Oscar Nomination Predictions 2012
It’s the Golden Globes! And because I currently have nothing better to do, I am watching and blogging about them. (Nominees here, FYI.) I’ll be doing some sort of live-blogging/recap as we go on, so… enjoy!
Read More Hard In The City vs. The Golden Globes: Live Blog & Winners 2012
(Films discussed in this post: Young Adult, Bad Teacher, Tabloid, The Roommate, The Help, Bridesmaids.) It’d be nice to think that we’re in a day and age where women headlining a film doesn’t matter. But it does. Unless the film is geared specifically toward a female audience, you won’t often see a Thelma & Louise-type […]
Read More The Chicks: A Cinematic Bad Girls’ Club For 2011
Ah, The Golden Globes. What can I say about The Golden Globes that hasn’t been said before?
Read More Gold Rush: The Golden Globe Nominees 2012