CNN Editorial – Jimi Izreal on Why Viola Davis Gets it Right

Part of me wants to post this just to agitate my already agitated readers.  Why, I don’t know.  Because it’s fun?  No, it isn’t fun. A friend of mine said he swung by the site and was afraid to leave a comment because of the harshness of some of the commenters...
Posted On 31 Jan 2012

Hugo and the Continuum

Guest essay by Michael in Florida Right after the first dreadful Hugo trailer premiered in July, I conjectured that Hugo was Martin Scorsese’s Schindler’s List, i.e., a film outside the director’s comfort zone. After seeing the film several times now, I can...
Posted On 26 Jan 2012
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Oscar Flashback – Driving Miss Daisy and Do the Right Thing

It’s really hard, isn’t it, to defend, spend time on, invest any emotion on an institution that could continually, and repeatedly, up to and including this year, make such ridiculous choices when the better films are staring them right in the face. Blame the public...
Posted On 26 Jan 2012

Vulture: “Great Oscar Farce”

Gavin Polone describes himself as an “agent turned manager turned producer.” Today for NYMag’s Vulture he turns into Oscar analyst. His prognosis is Cinematic Psychosis as the Academy increasingly loses touch with reality. As a kid I remember sitting in front of...
Posted On 25 Jan 2012

Hugo leads 2012 Oscar Nominations with 11

Best Picture “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer “The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer “The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and...
Posted On 24 Jan 2012