Monthly Archives: February 2013

Oh No Film Majors’ Oscar Predictions: Part 4

Aaah! I’m out of time! What’s going on? Annie, don’t you know you’re going to be on stage in like 30 minutes?! Red Carpet. “Oh my gosh, frenzy!” Best Picture – Argo Best Director – Ang Lee Best Actor – … Continue reading

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Oh No Film Majors’ Oscar Predictions: Part 3

We’re under an hour to go, so very quickly, here we go. Best Cinematography Who To Bet On: Life of Pi. Yeah, you know that whole defining how 3D can be used not just as gimmickry but as an discrete cinematic device integral to … Continue reading

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Oh No Film Majors’ Oscar Predictions: Part 2

Welcome to all the other kinds of films, which AMPAS lumps into six categories so we don’t have to talk about them after that, and which programmers of the awards ceremony are most willing to cut off! Best Animated Short … Continue reading

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Oh No Film Majors’ Oscar Predictions: Part 1

As much as I might complain about Hollywood film’s annual ticket-spiking, institutional horse-race, predictions are fun, so let’s do this thing. Today I’ll begin with some the technical categories and work my way up to the major awards. Best Visual … Continue reading

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Film History Is Not Your Bitch, History

As should be pretty apparent given the number of times I ruminate on things like Spartacus and Game of Thrones, I love historical fiction.  But beyond its own charms, historical fiction has the virtue of being a gateway drug for more rigorous historical study … Continue reading

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Spy Shit: How Die Hard Chose Franchise Over Film

A Good Day To Die Hard has the distinction to be the first entry into the franchise in a while that was originally written as a Die Hard movie – if it seemed weird to you that John McClane was flipping cars … Continue reading

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Classic Hollywood Film Valentines

Because I love you.

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