Oscar Oscar Oscar (and other adventures in social networking)

What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today:
• “Are male film critics afraid of real women and what they do to stories in the shadows and light of cinema?” I’ve noticed, too, that many male critics simply don’t know what to make of it when a movie is *about* women in the same way that most movies are *about* men. Sundance, the Oscars and the Decline of Film Criticism—Not Just a Lady Problem

[This was posted at the Facebook page of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.]

• So fucking depressing. Hollywood, you’ve got male: Female actors, directors shortchanged in testosterone-fuelled industry

• So everyone’s all “Hey Affleck isn’t nom’d but his flick is a Best Pic nom!” But same is true for Bigelow. #wherestheoutrage

• No question that there need to be more women filmmakers, and more honored by the industry. But while I haven’t seen all the films by the other potential female nominees this year, the ones I have seen (apart from Zero Dark Thirty) simply are not among the best films of the year. Nominating women directors for less than great films is NOT a solution. To the Academy: Consider the Women Directors

• An old piece, but fun. Oscar and Me

• I hate to come to *Twilight*’s defense, but it’s *far* from the worst film of 2012… ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ Dominates Razzie Awards, Takes Worst Picture & 7 More

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