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Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2019 (91st Academy Awards) review

Wed Feb 20 2019, 01:20pm | 0 comments

2018 Webby Award winners (which I help pick)

Wed Apr 25 2018, 10:55am | 4 comments

curated: how the new members of the Academy are changing the Oscars

Mon Mar 05 2018, 03:05pm | 0 comments

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2018 (90th Academy Awards) review

Sun Mar 04 2018, 03:06pm | 3 comments

The Salesman movie review: marriage, Iranian style

Wed Feb 01 2017, 04:16pm | 2 comments

from Facebook: the new AMPAS members are only a small step in the right direction

Thu Jun 30 2016, 08:32pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: what does the Academy value in a black performance?

Sun Feb 21 2016, 02:51pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: some Academy members didn’t even watch Straight Outta Compton

Tue Jan 26 2016, 02:00pm | 8 comments

from Facebook: AMPAS makes proactive changes to diversify

Sat Jan 23 2016, 05:54pm | 3 comments

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) movie review: winged infamy

Tue Feb 24 2015, 05:43pm | 35 comments

Alone Yet Not Alone trailer: the most horrifically racist thing you’ll see this year

Thu Feb 06 2014, 11:21am | 24 comments

is it The New York Times’ fault so many movies get released?

Sun Jan 12 2014, 04:04pm | 3 comments

QOTD: Are the Academy Awards making a good move by rebranding as “the Oscars”?

Thu Feb 21 2013, 10:40am | 0 comments

apparently Uggie is a fraud (and other adventures in social networking)

Fri Mar 16 2012, 01:03am | 0 comments

Sam Raimi’s Day of the Triffids (and other adventures in social networking)

Fri Mar 02 2012, 01:31am | 0 comments

question of the day: What do you think of last night’s Oscar ceremony, and what do you think of the winners?

Mon Feb 27 2012, 12:12pm | 0 comments

General Aladeen triumphs over the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Zionists! (and other adventures in social networking)

Sun Feb 26 2012, 02:18am | 0 comments

question of the day: Are the Oscars an ever clearer indication that Hollywood *knows* it makes crap?

Wed Feb 22 2012, 11:04am | 0 comments

the lowest common denominator just got a whole lot lower (and other adventures in social networking)

Wed Feb 22 2012, 12:20am | 0 comments

Rampart (trailer)

Fri Jan 27 2012, 01:03pm | 0 comments

question of the day: What is the most egregious snub among the Oscar nominations for 2011’s films?

Wed Jan 25 2012, 11:29am | 0 comments

question of the day: Does Uggie deserve an Oscar?

Wed Jan 11 2012, 10:21am | 0 comments

question of the day: Has the Academy just made it too difficult for documentaries to qualify for the Oscars?

Tue Jan 10 2012, 10:31am | 0 comments

question of the day: What do you think of Eddie Murphy as an Oscar host?

Thu Sep 08 2011, 11:55am | 0 comments

question of the day: Is there any chance in Hades that ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ could get an Oscar nom for Best Picture?

Thu Jul 21 2011, 11:18am | 0 comments

Adult Swim is killing; 80s flicks that shaped our world today; can gays play straight?; and more: leftover links

Sun Mar 06 2011, 09:21pm | 0 comments

question of the day: What do you think of the Oscar winners and losers?

Mon Feb 28 2011, 01:12pm | 0 comments

Banksy won’t be allowed at the Oscars; how to watch the Oscars online; Justin Bieber cuts hair and Twitter quakes; more: leftover links

Sun Feb 27 2011, 05:45pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Why isn’t Hailee Steinfeld a leading actress?

Mon Feb 07 2011, 11:45am | 0 comments

question of the day: What are your thoughts on the Oscar nominations?

Tue Jan 25 2011, 10:38am | 0 comments

question of the day: Will James Franco and Anne Hathaway reinvigorate the Oscar ceremony, or is the choice of them as hosts a desperate ploy to get more people to watch?

Tue Nov 30 2010, 10:51am | 0 comments

question of the day: Are honorary Oscars bullshit?

Tue Aug 31 2010, 11:31am | 6 comments

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