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Some snark and thoughts on the Oscars. Read more

Film

Unlike blackface and yellowface, gayface—Hollywood’s casting of LGBTQ characters by non-LGBTQ men and women—has persisted. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

This year's Academy Awards ended with few surprises Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Also why the Oscars, despite the Academy's best efforts, are doomed to be boring. Read more

On Music

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Despite winning 10 nominations each, The Favourite and Roma are unlikely to sweep this year’s Academy Awards. Read more

Film

Paul Masterson on the 2018 Oscars: Why are we celebrating regurgitated fairytales and still denying human love, pure and simple? Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Although it didn't sweep the 90th Academy Awards, The Shape of Water took two top prizes in an evening focused on #metoo. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

André Aciman will discuss his novel, Call Me by Your Name, and its screen production (nominated for four Oscars) at Boswell Book Company on Feb. 19. Read more

, Books

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Women were the winners at the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

From its opening scene on anLA freeway, where drivers stalled in traffic leap from their cars in song anddance, La La Land veers from the routine annoyances of everyday life into acarefully cultivated imaginative world filme.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

The Golden Globes split itdown the middle: the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave its Best MotionPicture trophy to Moonlight and to La La Land . Of course, the Globes havealways done at least one thing smarter than the Osc.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

The La La Land juggernautwill be hard to stop between now and Oscar night, but here’s hoping the Academywill recognize a pair of outstanding performances in Fences .Denzel Washington directs andstars in this film, adapted .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Allthe President’s Men set a high bar for that long-standing Hollywood genre—the newsroom film depicting courageous reporters uncovering the dirt. Spotlight , this year’s Oscar winnerfor Best Picture and Best Original Screenpla.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Predictions for winning films at the 2016 Academy Awards. Read more

Film

The Theory of Everything is the sort of movie that often attracts Oscarnominations—and often wins. A block of Academy voters seem to love stories setin the UK of the past, even if the past is recent. This year, The Theory ofEverything had the m.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

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I kept reaching for the fast-forward button—but then I remembered this was live television! Once again, the Academy Awards were gaudy, glitzy, drawn-out and dull. In other words: an expensive platform for TV ads. Host Neil Patrick Harris was a chi.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

With each passing year, opportunities to gather friends and family around the television to watch something collectivelyseem to diminish rapidly. Monumental must-see moments rarely occur over theairwaves anymore, and if they do, they’re more wid.. Read more

Happening Now

The past played a big role in Hollywood last year, and if Oscar nominations are any measure of public opinion, then a lot of us are either unhappy with the world of now or curious about the way things were. Of the nine nominees for Best Pic... Read more

Film Reviews

I began to realize I might be wrong in some of my Oscar predictions during the past week when every man and woman I spoke to, ages 50 and up, told me The King's Speech was the best picture of 2010. And despite all the media blather over that "you.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

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