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Veni Vidi Vhatever

So the announcement we’ve all been waiting for this year came and went this morning. The Oscar nominations were exhaled with something of a dry whiff more than a commanding voice. Munich managed to make its way to an Oscar nomination for Best Picture in the midst of all the bad press and amidst all…

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For Your Consideration

Those three words ring loud and clear during the busy months of any given Oscar season. I decided to hold this column until the week following the closing of polls (three days ago). While this column can’t, therefore, be considered a “for your consideration” list at this juncture, at the very least these are the…

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It is truly a weird circumstance when the most interesting part of the Golden Globes ceremony is having a conversation with Carson Daly at an after party. Last night, Hollywood’s elite congregated and got good and inebriated as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out their Golden Globe awards. As you have read, Ang Lee andBrokeback Mountain…

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What a Difference a Day Made

Or two days, as it were. Last week the four major guilds from the film industry announced their nominees (the writers, the directors, the producers and the actors). What we are left with are four films that hit the grand slam, including the Screen Actors Guild’s Best Performance by an Ensemble, establishing in the minds…

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Head First

One can barely utter the words Happy New Year without that first wave of guild nominations barreling down the doorway of a bright and shiny 2006. On Wednesday, January 4, the Writers and Producers Guilds will announce their nominees. Neither group is particular good prognosticators of the Academy’s Best Picture quintet. However, on Thursday the…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump