Thingish Things

And the Oscar Goes to…Who Cares?.

Is it me or have the Academy Awards completely lost their relevancy? I fully admit it might be me. It’s 9:00 am the day after the Oscars and I still don’t know — or care — who won what. I don’t even know who or what was nominated. For real. Not a clue. And I […]

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‘War Horse’ Gets 3 1/2 Blackberries (Out of Five)

Are film reviewers part of an inside Hollywood job, like stock analysts were at the big Wall Street banks before being exposed? Or do they just feel obligated to write nice things about venerable directors? Those are questions I find myself asking after leaving Steven Spielberg’s latest, “War Horse,” which opened to preposterously good reviews. […]

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