31 May 2018

Documentary Scores

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One aspect of the documentary films I’ve seen this year at Hot Docs and Inside Out Festival, is the use of musical score to add drive and liveliness to the …

19 February 2018

The Padmaavat Controversy and What it Says About You

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In my lifetime, I don’t think I can remember a bigger Bollywood news story than Padmaavat. And that’s not just because I don’t care for the majority of the Indian …

11 February 2018

Oscar Watch: The State of the 2018 Best Picture Race

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We’re less than a month away from the 90th Academy Awards ceremony and, somewhat surprisingly, the race is just about anybody’s game. Well, not anybody. There are a select number …

17 April 2016

Scarlett, Strange & Schmidt: Asians in Hollywood

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It’s been a very uncomfortable week for me as an Asian-American media consumer. It started Tuesday, with the new Doctor Strange trailer, continued Thursday as stills of Scarlett Johansson in …

05 January 2016

The Hateful Eight & Tarantino’s Phallic Legacy.

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[Editor’s Note: I shouldn’t need to warn you about language and “adult themes” in an editorial about The Hateful Eight but… yeah] When Quentin Tarantino burst onto the scene with …

24 September 2015

Personal Essay: The Guyanese Actor

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There is a tent set up in Brooklyn, in an empty lot between the water and downtown. It is accessible only by rusty chain-link gates, guarded by men in black …

08 July 2015

SDCC Coverage, 2015

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We’re excited to be at our first San Diego Comic Con! We’ll be bringing you news on some of the most anticipated new movies, TV shows and of course, comics, …

21 February 2015

Oscar Predictions 2015

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For the first time in many years, the Oscar race is pretty hard to predict. Sure Best Picture has had some surprising results, Crash over Brokeback Mountain, or Shakespeare in …

21 February 2015

The Academy and Diversity this Year

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Last year’s piece about diversity and the Academy Awards contained some cold hard facts from the LA Times about the break of the gender, race and age of Oscar voters. …

17 January 2015

My Cinematic 2014

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I started this last year, keeping a list of every movie I see all year (just the new releases) in order to form a definitive set of personal rankings come …

15 January 2015

The Out-of-Touch Academy

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Well that happened! To say that this year’s Oscar nominees are a disappointment is a bit of an understatement. Let’s start with the first announcement, which was done by J.J. …

09 January 2015

The Lies Our Mentors Tell Us: Foxcatcher & Whiplash

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There are a few obvious trends in the stories that dominated (and continue to dominate as the awards roll in) the 2014 cinematic season. Sociopaths had a big year (Gone Girl, …

29 December 2014

Oscar Predictions (December)

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Now that most of the critics groups have had their say, through awards and top ten lists, and the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG), and Golden Globe Nominations have been announced, …

21 December 2014

About Alex & The Great Undervaluation of TV Artists

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A cast of some of TV’s most wonderful people populates About Alex, the debut feature from Parenthood writer Jesse Zwick. A dramedy about college friends reunited by tragic, awkward circumstances, …

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