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“Thank You… Very Much Indeed”: Why The Oscars Don’t Matter

It’s a cliché, but it’s true: awards are fundamentally arbitrary. Who decides what deserves to be named Best anything, after all? Whether Oscar or Turner or Booker, many winners fade from memory while runners-up (or, often, never-rans) ingrain themselves in public consciousness. Read more →

Pretentious Art Films (Or: How I Learned to Stop Judging and Love Maya Deren)

For whatever reason, no matter what our cultural or educational backgrounds are, we have a tendency to regard film as entertainment and entertainment only. We almost refuse to accept it as an art form, despite the fact that it’s one of the most multi-faceted experiences we enjoy Read more →