Posts Tagged: The Oscars

Oscars Flub as Grand Finale for Camp

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On the Hollywood stage—amidst gasps, jaw drops, and pearl clutches—we witnessed one final, beautifully coded failure and an over-the-top dethroning of the serious.

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The Difference between Advocacy and Slander

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Sexual assault has been at the forefront of the news this week, most recently in the discussion of Lady Gaga’s performance of  “Til It Happens to You” at the Oscars, a song in support of survivors of sexual assault that challenges dismissive attitudes toward the pain caused by such an attack. Toward the end of […]

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#OscarsSoWhite: Calling Out Academy Bias

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Instead of influencing our movie-going habits, The Academy can take its cues from us. We can continue to speak up through social media and—more importantly—our dollars.

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Ang Lee Opts Not to Forget Dream

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How does a young Taiwanese immigrant to the United States hold onto his filmmaking dream through years of rejection and low-paying drudgery? The answer for Ang Lee: a kickass wife. Lee won his second Best Director Oscar on Sunday, but you’ll enjoy reading (or rereading) the essay he wrote after winning his first, about his […]

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Best Director Boys Club

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We don’t usually do lists, but when the Academy’s list of Best Director nominees is 100% dudes, an exception seems necessary. Canonball chronicles five female directors “whose direction deserved more attention this year.” “I really hope I don’t have to do this every year. After this morning’s announcement we feminist film enthusaists, once again, find […]

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