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 no black people! The Kids Are All Right? The Kids Are All White! ” ““ Aziz Ansari Read More White-Out : A Review of The Oscars

But Is The King’s Speech Good For Women?

To the surprise of no one except the upper-middle class white guys aged 25-35 who thought that The Social Network was speaking directly to them, The King’s Speech walked away with the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday night. This was clearly a win for England, a win for classic filmmaking and, of course, a win for the always dapper Colin Firth. But was it a win for women? Read More But Is The King’s Speech Good For Women?