Editorials

by / on January 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE SHEEP AND THE WOLVES

Over the weekend, I went to see American Sniper. I didn’t go because I thought I would enjoy it; I went because I had heard so many disparate things about it that I wanted to see for myself what it […]

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by / on January 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE SNARKIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

In the first installment of MILFing Around, some of us mentioned how Oscar season is predictably maddening and disappointing, a parade of Hollywood congratulating itself as the public pays to watch bad musical numbers, hear bad jokes, and idly wonder […]

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by / on January 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE REIGN OF THE FAN

Last week, I attempted to divide the good writer on film and media into three distinct personalities  that overlap and inform on each other. The Fan, the Critic, and the Scholar are all a part of us, to greater and […]

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by / on January 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE FAN, THE CRITIC, THE SCHOLAR

I have an oft-thorny relationship with fandom. On the one hand, fandom has brought me friendships across the world, has fanned the flames (as it were) of my film and television-related passions, and even has enabled me to write in […]

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by / on December 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

WHEN THE BULLIES WIN

By now you will have heard – and probably read quite a few articles about – Sony’s decision to pull the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview due to threats from an (apparently) North Korean-associated hacker group that leaked e-mails […]

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by / on December 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE VULTURES GATHER

Three weeks ago, a hacker group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace” hacked into private e-mail accounts at Sony Pictures, leaking everything from e-mail addresses, social security numbers, film details, and even copies of upcoming Sony releases. The most “shocking” […]

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by / on December 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A SEXIST, MISOGYNIST DINOSAUR

During a trip to Cleveland last week, my good friend Colm and I found ourselves exhausted in a hotel room, largely uninterested in even getting up to find dinner. But one cannot just lie around a hotel room, so we […]

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by / on November 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

YOUR FAVE IS PROBLEMATIC

By now, I think many of us know something about the recent allegations against Bill Cosby – though I use “recent” as a relative term, as some of these allegations have been known or hinted at for years. Cosby has […]

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by / on November 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A HANDY GUIDE TO SILENT FILM VIEWING

It recently came to my attention that a number of people think that silent films are “boring.” The old me might have dismissed these people as philistines with no real appreciation of great cinema. But I took a step back […]

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by / on November 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE FRANCHISE MACHINE

Not that long ago, a good friend asked of me an apparently simple and innocuous question. Whilst I was indulging in my favorite pastime of bitching about the state of contemporary films, I happened upon the subject that is the […]

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