5 Reasons You’re Pissed at the Academy Award Nominations

Oh, you fool. You poor, pot-addled, ideal-carrying, attention-paying, credit card-swiping, Regal Crown Club-belonging fool. You actually thought the Oscar nominations could be announced this morning without you giving a semblance of a shit about the Academy’s continued commitment to flipping the … Continued

Smart Reads: Pussy Riot, Woodstock, and NYFF50

Today in culture: Dorothy B. Hughes is rendered inexpendable, slavery lives, and Pussy Riot is convicted. The battle is lost, but the war has just begun. -A TEDtalk illustrates that slavery is far from a thing of the past. –Life Magazine … Continued

Five Movies That Dominated the Cannes Conversation

With Lars von Trier off cooking up his next controversy, the 65th Cannes Film Festival was comparatively mellow to last year, when the Danish rabble-rouser revealed his fondness for Nazis (tongue firmly in cheek, of course) to the collectively shocked … Continued