by | Feb 10, 2020

Last night at approximately 11:15 p.m. EST, Joaquin Phoenix was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor, eliciting thunderous applause — which he abruptly and rudely silenced to begin an oration that would include opinions on the insemination of cows and…

by | Feb 8, 2020

It’s a sad pronouncement to make on Academy Awards weekend, but Hollywood is dying, its intersectional rot well past the point of no return. The irony is that five of the nine Best Picture nominees represent a last-gasp repudiation of…

by | Oct 11, 2019

Last month, the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards show garnered the lowest TV ratings in the event’s history, with less than seven million viewers, a 32-percent drop from the previous year’s record low of 10 million. I didn’t even know the thing…

by | Mar 8, 2018

According to Nielsen ratings, this year’s Academy Awards ceremony was a huge bust. The hoped-for watchers did not tune in, and the number of viewers tumbled. The television audience fell 19% from last year’s broadcast, the Wall Street Journal reports, continuing…

by | Mar 8, 2018

According to Nielsen ratings, this year’s Academy Awards ceremony was a huge bust. The hoped-for watchers did not tune in, and the number of viewers tumbled. The television audience fell 19% from last year’s broadcast, the Wall Street Journal reports, continuing…

by | Mar 6, 2018

The explicable story of Dunkirk lost the Best Picture award to the wholly inexplicable tale of how an underwater critter and a mute janitor fell in love. Which shows you the inexplicable dimensions of the world the movie industry imagines…

by | Mar 6, 2018

The explicable story of Dunkirk lost the Best Picture award to the wholly inexplicable tale of how an underwater critter and a mute janitor fell in love. Which shows you the inexplicable dimensions of the world the movie industry imagines…

by | Mar 4, 2018

If you have any intention of sitting through the Academy Awards this evening, then here is my “viewing kit” that should make it more bearable for you. Materials needed: Paper, pen, scissors, tape. Instructions: See below photo.

by | Mar 3, 2017

Every week, I find myself learning new things. For instance, this week I learned that wearing white represents the color of women’s suffrage. Who knew? I thought they might be headed to their local Kabbalah center after the address, or…

by | Feb 27, 2017

Just in case your faith has been shaky lately, God came through at the Oscars last night. In what has to be the most mortifying and hilarious endings on an award show, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong…

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