Spirit Fingers, Everyone! – 36th Independent Spirit Nominations

Damn, this has been a busy week so far, and it's only Thursday. Awards Season got itself into full swing basically overnight, and already I'm doing my best to keep up. For example, over the last 48 hours I've been trying to get a handle on foreign films in anticipation of the Academy's announcement of … Continue reading Spirit Fingers, Everyone! – 36th Independent Spirit Nominations

The Illusion of Choice – Never Rarely Sometimes Always

If it hasn't become painfully obvious over the course of the many reviews I've written on this blog, I am unapologetically liberal. I have respect for conservatives (though it's waned considerably over the last three years), and even agree in principle with some of their ideas, but for the most part, my basic political philosophy … Continue reading The Illusion of Choice – Never Rarely Sometimes Always