Category: Movies
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2019 BAFTAs
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2019 BAFTAsWelcome to the Red Carpet Rundown of the BAFTAs, tha red carpet that pretends it’s more sophisticated and understanding than those Other red carpets (look! Soothing greenery!), until you actually look at it:   (Please understand how sincerely I mean this: Yikes.) This event certainly never stood a chance against the Grammys, where much bigger statements are made.…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2019 Golden Globes
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2019 Golden GlobesAh, the dystopia of red carpet season is really hitting its stride. Recently a friend who doesn’t watch red carpets much asked me, “You keep saying the red carpet is weird, but – what’s so weird?” And sure. Fundamentally, it’s people in the industry – many of whom routinely appear on camera for their job – getting dressed up and appearing on camera again to talk about things they did for their job.…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2018 Oscars
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2018 OscarsOnce again, the most high-stakes red carpet parade of all has come and gone.   As the broadcast (and the photo backdrop, and the ad bumpers) kept reminding us, this was the 90th anniversary of the Oscars. I actually watched all those things because I got talked into an in-person viewing party, which meant going through the whole business in real time.…
Red Carpet Rundown: 2018 BAFTAS
Red Carpet Rundown: 2018 BAFTAS  It’s time for the BAFTAS, which are always sort of pleasantly transparent about the fact that the red carpet is Pretty Weird. (Turns out that Cirque du Soleil was there for a reason, and it was a Shape of Water aerial dance number, and you should probably see it, but it would have been just as fitting without the reason, somehow.…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2018 Golden Globes
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2018 Golden Globes  Okay, well, welcome back to awards season, where it’s All Happening.…
King Arthur
King ArthurIn a year in which everything is absolute garbage, there was one bright light, one burst of true art: KING ARTHUR. I tweeted about why. It's a terrible movie. This is not in dispute. It is also, however, easily in the top ten of movies that made me laugh the most.…