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Pile On — Condemning Lynne Ramsay

Kathryn Bigelow is a torture apologist, Leni Reifenstahl and according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter, not the one who really directed Zero Dark Thirty and now, the other really great female director, Lynne Ramsay, is…

Oscar: Can't Live With Him, Can't Kill Him

It's that time of year again for the critics who are lucky enough to still have jobs writing about movies to complain about the Oscars and the Oscar coverage.   I get it. I get that no one wants to see their beloved films dumped into the…

InContention Moves to Hitfix

Kris Tapley's InContention, it was announced this morning, will move to Hitfix.com as early as Monday.  This is a shakeup in the Oscar world to a minor degree, as Tapley will be doing the same thing he's always done, with his main writer…

How the Huffpo Killed Cinematical

"How does it feel to have all that power?" I read with great interest this Eric Snider piece on the demise of the house that Cinematical built with equal parts interest and disgust. As someone who has been online since 1999, and watched…

Gold Derby is BACK!

The LA Times has just announced something I already knew, I must confess it, that Tom O'Neil is bringing back his wildly popular site, Goldderby.com: For the past five years, The Times has licensed O'Neil‚Äôs Gold Derby blog, which…

Academy Lists are for Closers

David Poland over at The Hot Blog has accused Sharon Waxman and The Wrap of obtaining a list of Academy members -- from the looks of his post, from someone at Variety or once connected with Variety. ¬†I doubt the list was found in a bar…