Tag Archives: hollywood film
Summer movies are a strange phenomenon. I’ve having fun with the few I’ve seen already, but can’t really qualify any of them as, you know, good. Competent. Well shot. Well acted, even. But remember that time when Billy Wilder got … Continue reading
In the wake of the Oscars (19/24. Meh. Stupid sound editing/production design), a great hue and cry has been raised among the punditry over films and history and historicism and anachronism and I LOVE IT, y’all. There’s a great piece … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Because I love you.
I’m realizing now my review sounds way more positive than the movie merits. This is definitely not a film I would pay to see, you know, ever. But if you can get into a screening, or if your significant other is … Continue reading
Y’all, I’m so tired of seeing rankings, and ranking things, and “who do you think will win Best Picture?” It looked for a while like Lincoln had the star advantage, ever since Zero Dark Thirty connected with that nasty red … Continue reading
Substitute ‘her’ for ‘him,’ but you get it.