This dream must be madness

It’s wet, cold and icy and I’m on my way to the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak to see Black Swan. I shouldn’t be out, but there are ten friggin’ best picture nominees and I’ve got to get rolling. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow. I shake off the cold (and the rage I … Continue reading

The debacle at the New York Critics Circle awards dinner, or, What do I know about anything? (The redux)

Those unfamiliar with New York Press film critic Armond White owe themselves a stop at his profile.  White, notorious for his contrarian, strange and often needlessly venomous reviews (he called Dinner for Schmucks an “idiot film for idiots”), recently hosted the 76th annual New York Critics Circle awards dinner, where he exchanged some very … Continue reading