“This woman-helmed movie is a step backwards for feminism compared to my own work,” is, coming from a male director, sadly sort of a lateral move for the general state of movie industry self-commentary.
Because if there’s one thing huge Marvel franchises are known for, it’s working well with highly idiosyncratic directors with a unique voice and a reluctance to compromise it.
“Controversial” for American network television just means that it has a mostly black cast who talk openly about the fact that they’re not treated exactly like white people in some kind of post-racial utopia.
Dowd’s predictions were pretty spot-on this year. He went 17 for 20 including everything higher profile than “Cinematography.”
This is news? Let me know when he’s correct about something because that’ll be really weird.
Which is weird because a lot of the hardcore movie dorks are the ones who seem to hate them the most.
(For the record, I’m about halfway between you and the site’s consensus opinion. The awards themselves are meaningless, employ questionable selection criteria, and are often wrong, but the real nerd fun is in the…
I mean, he’s right, but the truth is that these awards have never been good at separating out pure skill in the specializations from a movie’s overall presentation.
If you think about it, there really shouldn’t be much, if any, overlap between the screenplay nominees and the acting awards. In fact, I think you could…
I can’t figure out what her larger point is, or if she has one. If she honestly doesn’t know, then it speaks to a sort of babe-in-the-woods lack of comprehension that suggests the Federalist collectively can’t find their ass with both hands.
If it’s “it’s unreasonable for black people to be so excited because the…
Opinion is also protected. So, like, “Bob Murray keeps a tiny dwarf clone of himself next to his sharks with laser beams on their heads” = no good without evidence, but “Bob Murray looks like he keeps a tiny dwarf clone of himself next to his sharks with laser beams on their heads” = totally fine.
“Things you might find in a medicine cabinet”
“Show me Ass Wax!”
“A dead lemur!”
I’m essentially in agreement with you, but I’m also pretty sympathetic to the idea that this is just a convenient scapegoat to avoid doing anything. Yelling about “the media” almost always is because media is not some monolithic entity that can be easily corralled. Ratings systems already exist, the first amendment…
Semi-serious question: Do we know for a fact that he and Conroy have ever even met?
While I concede that this sounds more potentially heartwarming than some, nothing says “the pitch team got wasted all weekend” like a biopic about the invention of the sort of thing that might appear on an office worker’s desk. This barely beat out 3 Post-It Notes with My E-Mail Passwords and Stapler: The Movie.
“she’ll probably be sticking around for Marvel’s upcoming ‘Fresh Start,’ the line-wide relaunch announced this week.”
LEGACY WAS LAST FUCKING YEAR.
He goes even further than not walking back what he said to tacitly affirming it. His apology is basically “I’m sorry for remembering too much at once so publicly.”
That’s weird because I convened a panel of speakers of English, Japanese, Urdu, Trique, Krahn, Yiddish, and Luo, and they all agreed that the header image means “douchebags.”
You can almost smell the political calculation/desperation in that review.
“Well, on the one hand, this is the perfect red meat to throw to our collection of irrationally furious white dudes and actual nazis as proof of the insidious blackenization of American white duditude. On the other hand, basically ever person in…
I feel like “...and also, people were really into dance-pop” could be appended onto nearly any decade of the last 100 years.
Does anyone, though?
I feel like rock has turned into what blues was in the 60's & 70's: this slightly antiquated musical form where big nostalgia acts could still find work and there were younger artists expressing admiration for them without actually having all that much in common, and most of the real new stuff was being done at…