Bill Paxton, Bigelow in REACH!

Even my undying love for Bill Paxton made sitting through this video slightly painful. In 1988, Jim Cameron was still dating Kathryn Bigelow and he directed this video of Bill Paxton’s band Martini Ranch. Back in the ’80s, I know because I lived and loved them, music...
Posted On 05 Feb 2010

The Pesky Preferential Balloting

This USA Today interactive graphic (based on Steve Pond’s explanation) shows how the preferential system goes about choosing a winner. Take a look. So, going by this chart – the ballots that kind of count more are the ones that have obscure votes as their number ones....
Posted On 05 Feb 2010

Doc Watch: Desert of Forbidden Art Debuts at SBIFF

The Desert of Forbidden Art will have its debut in Santa Barbara.¬† It’s about art surviving oppression and artists who stay true to their vision are imprisoned or executed. Their plight inspires Igor Savitsky who daringly rescues 40,000 fellow artists’ works and...
Posted On 05 Feb 2010

Five Reasons Why Up in the Air is for Grown-Ups

The Huffington Post’s Delia Lloyd on why maturity enhances one’s appreciation the Jason Reitman film – this post is a couple of weeks old but since I had seen it, it’s news to me: 1. It’s about the economy. As my former colleague Michelle Brafman...
Posted On 05 Feb 2010

Oscar Bloggers Headed to Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Film Fest kicks off as we speak. They have a lot of tributes and panels and such — it is their 25th anniversary. Jeff Wells at Hollywood-Elsewhere, Kris Tapley at In Contention, Scott Feinberg at And the Winner Is and I think Anne Thompson of Indiewire,...
Posted On 05 Feb 2010