Category Archives: Lobby Talk

Oscarology: Or, How To Win An Office Pool

Like any respectable American institution involving winners and losers, betting on the results of the Academy Awards is part of the fun. Keeping abreast of Hollywood film industry news or, you know, watching all the nominated movies are both undoubtedly … Continue reading

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Django Unchained and Awkward Southern Feelings

Regionalism, like a mythic beast stirring from the Ocean’s restless depths, pops up sometimes in unexpected places. Django Unchained owes far more to the Spaghetti Western than any representation of the Antebellum South in any respect you’d care to name. … Continue reading

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Directors And Their Drinks

Here’s a new game to play with the magnates of Hollywood film, the sultans of cinematography, and the tzars of story: JJ. Abrams: Vodka Martini. It’s clean, classic, refreshing, a workhorse cocktail influenced by other older ones who maybe were … Continue reading

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Conversations About Dead People: Les Mis And How Not To Use Cinematography

Olivia de Havilland: what were your thoughts on Les Mis, if you don’t mind my asking Ida Lupino: they were these, in this order: HOLD THE DAMN CAMERA STILL, Tom Hooper you are the worst director and you don’t understand musicals. OH MY … Continue reading

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2012: A Mid-Shelf Import Beer For Movies

May we be so lucky for the Hollywood Films of 2013 to build on those of 2012. We’ve enjoyed breakthrough indie efforts from auteurs old and new, vindication of the Marvel juggernaut, the first truly wild Oscar race in a … Continue reading

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