THE LONG SHOT: Minority report

Posted by · 5:49 pm · October 15th, 2009

When the Academy Awards roll around in March, it will have been precisely two decades since the unlikely figure of Kim Basinger blasted Academy voters’ conservatism on air at the 1989 ceremony, with specific regard to their sidelining of “Do the Right Thing,” Spike Lee’s groundbreaking study of urban interracial tension. “We’ve got five great […]

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Michael Jackson’s filmmaker collaborations

Posted by · 11:40 am · June 29th, 2009

Tomorrow’s installment of The Lists is going to be Michael Mann-centric, but I was all set to write up something brief in the way of qualifying Michael Jackson’s contributions to the movie world until I came across this Christopher Campbell posting at Spout Blog.  It’d be pretty difficult to go much deeper than he has. […]

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2/18 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:08 am · February 18th, 2009

• Dave Germain digs into Oscar’s history of scene-stealers, joined this year by Viola Davis and Michael Shannon. [Associated Press] • Erika Kinetz, meanwhile, keeps at the same old “Slumdog Millionaire” story that has grown stale over the last few weeks. [Associated Press] • Ryan Adams eschews the usual “top 10 list” and instead cranks […]

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