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You Said It, I Didn’t

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On February 2, 2011
Shorter some guy at John Nolte’s Aesthetic Stalinism for Dummies: “Hollywood romantic comedies are, as a rule, dreary and cliched, with dumb scripts leading inexorably and implausibly to the conclusion mandated by anachronistic gender essentialism. See, Holywood does make movies for conservatives!” Share

The Oscar Noms

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On January 25, 2011

The norm — and I plead guilty — is to bash the Oscar nominations for their exclusions. But it’s always worth keeping in mind that arguing that the Academy should only honor outstandi

Irvin Kershner

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On November 29, 2010

Getting a genuinely good movie out of the Star Wars franchise definitely puts him the inner circle of the Amazing Directorial Accomplishments Hall of Fame, right up there with Billy Ray’s “

Since I saw the picture this weekend, I thought I’d add some thought’s to Charli’s excellent post below. I should say at the outset that although I’ve been an Aaron Sorkin detractor since before critics still thought Studio 60 was a work of genius, I should say at the outset that The Social Network was…an […]

The Future!

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In Robert Farley
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On July 5, 2010
So apparently yesterday (or apparently not, but whatever; details…) was the day that Doc selected for his trip to the future at the end of the first Back to the Future. The series did a reasonable enough job of prediction (although these predictions are for 2015, rather than 2010), but in retrospect I think it […]

The Nominees Are…

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On February 2, 2010
…as follows. Not a lot of thoughts, although the expanded Oscar list seems pretty OK by Oscar standards. I actually thought all four of the nominated films I’ve seen (Serious Man, An Education, Inglorious Bastards, Up In The Air) were at least good, which is unusual. I’m hoping this will get The Hurt Locker on […]
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