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White-Out : A Review of The Oscars

“The one thing I noticed about these films that are nominated is that there are no African-Americans in them. Social Network? There could have been a black guy checking his Facebook. Not even in a montage! James Franco cuts his arm off in 127 hours and his arm doesn’t even turn black! Black Swan? There’s […]


My Lasting Problem with The Black Swan

When I first saw Black Swan, I loved it. I thought it was a wonderful movie, and to an extent that first reaction still stands. But the further away I get from it, the more I doubt this original opinion. Darren Aronofsky is a talented and accomplished director. The film is well-constructed and visually spectacular, […]


January Bites

I will defend to the death my right to hate January for no other reason except that I do. But, out of respect for you readers, I’ll provide some actual linkage, maybe some statistics, and a whole lot of incontrovertible proof that January is a bad, terrible, horrible, no-good time to be alive. 1. The […]