Best Actress – Subversive Women Reaching Outside the System
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Best Actress – Subversive Women Reaching Outside the System

bipedalist - November 6, 2017

It is said that well behaved women seldom make history. That is true of most of the strongest performances in the Best Actress race this year. They…

Dee Rees Tops AwardsDaily’s Ten Most Influential New Voices in Film
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Dee Rees Tops AwardsDaily’s Ten Most Influential New Voices in Film

bipedalist - November 3, 2017

Dee Rees - Mudbound is a slow burn of a film that depicts an invisible war in post-WWII America, not on the streets but in the fields,…

The State of the Race: Is This the End of the “Oscar Movie”?
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The State of the Race: Is This the End of the “Oscar Movie”?

bipedalist - November 1, 2017

One day we can be watching All the President's Men and the next day there's a story about Dustin Hoffman and sexual harassment. Kevin Spacey is being…

Jane Is an Extraordinary Portrait of an International Icon
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Jane Is an Extraordinary Portrait of an International Icon

bipedalist - October 20, 2017

We are in the midst of a kind of golden age of documentary filmmaking. There are so many standouts this year, as there are every year, and…

Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometime: On The Disaster Artist and I, Tonya
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Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometime: On The Disaster Artist and I, Tonya

bipedalist - October 20, 2017

This train carries saints and sinners This train carries losers and winners This train carries whores and gamblers This train carries lost souls I said, this train…

When the Abyss Stares Back at You: Mindhunter and Its Monsters
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When the Abyss Stares Back at You: Mindhunter and Its Monsters

bipedalist - October 19, 2017

"I was a regular guy most of my life, with a nice home, nice suburb, I had pets I went to a good school, I was thoughtful,…

It’s Not a Step Backwards, It’s a Revolution: The Case for Wonder Woman
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It’s Not a Step Backwards, It’s a Revolution: The Case for Wonder Woman

bipedalist - October 16, 2017

Wonder Woman is better than it had to be. Encased in a pre-packaged genre that has its own rules for heroes and the women who fly next…

The Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein, How the Mighty Have Fallen
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The Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein, How the Mighty Have Fallen

bipedalist - October 14, 2017

The New York Times and others are reporting that the Academy decided unanimously to oust Harvey Weinstein from their ranks. It's the right to do but it…

Best Picture – Why the Current System Rewards Broad Likability Rather Than Passionate Love
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Best Picture – Why the Current System Rewards Broad Likability Rather Than Passionate Love

bipedalist - October 9, 2017

Regular readers of this site already know what we talk about when we talk about the "preferential ballot." We have discussed the topic at length early and…