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2005 Oscar Diary

Thoughts on the 77th Annual Academy Awards Read More »

“Harvey Sucks: Miramax, Sundance, and Why Harvey Sucks”

Last night I finally finished Peter Biskind’s “indie-film-in-the-’90s” book “Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film.” While Biskind’s ’70s version of the same thing, “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls,” is among my favorite non-fiction books of all time, I was less impressed with the new book, simply because it’s less interested in telling stories about the ... Read More »

The 2004 Oscar Diary

Why no Affleck this year? Read More »

Godwin’s Law is Under Attack!

Bush = Hitler? A Fisking Read More »

Top Ten Albums of 2003

1. Fountains of Wayne- “Welcome Interstate Managers” 2 (tie). Led Zeppelin- “How the West Was Won”; The Beatles- “Let It Be… Naked” 3. Dave Matthews- “Some Devil” 4. The Jayhawks- “Rainy Day Music” 5. Damien Rice- “O” 6. Warren Zevon- “The Wind” 7. Barenaked Ladies- “Everything to Everyone” 8. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks- “Pig Lib” 9. Liz Phair (self ... Read More »

The Top Ten Films of 2003

1. “Big Fish” (Tim Burton) 2. “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” (Peter Jackson) 3. “Kill Bill: Volume One” (Quentin Tarantino) 4. “Lost in Translation” (Sofia Coppola) 5. “School of Rock” (Richard Linklater) 6. “Elephant” (Gus Van Sant) 7. “Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World” (Peter Weir) 8. “Shattered Glass” (Billy Ray) 9. “Swimming Pool” ... Read More »

The 30 Most Shameful Events of 2003

In no particular order: Read More »

Avenging ‘Angels’

HBO's adaptation of "Angels in America" is perfect- almost. Read More »

The 2003 Grammy Nominations

So much for that whole "rock revival" Read More »

Frankenbook

Is Al Franken lying about the lying liars? Read More »