Saturday 20th January 2018,
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Television and Film

In Search of Indie Cosmic

In Search of Indie Cosmic

Originally posted at Splice Today. Indie film tends toward realism. It’s not hard to understand why: on a low-budget, the special effects necessary for fantasy and science fiction are hard to achieve. Creative filmmakers aren’t afraid of a challenge, though. In recent years, and especially 2011, a handful of art house movies ventured into the [...]

January 17, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film Comments Off on In Search of Indie Cosmic

Is Liz Lemon Bad At Her Job?

Is Liz Lemon Bad At Her Job?

Previewing the new (hit) Showtime series House of Lies, New York‘s Kera Bolonik offered a brief but pithy aside: Is anyone on TV bad at their jobs these days? Not if it’s a high-status gig. But feel free to be a bad waitress, or a crappy paper salesman or receptionist, or an ennui-ridden local-government intern, or, [...]

January 11, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film Comments Off on Is Liz Lemon Bad At Her Job?

Will We Ever Pay Homage to Nancy Meyers?

Will We Ever Pay Homage to Nancy Meyers?

Thanks Kelli Marshall for linking. It’s quite possible the contents of this post will lose me a great deal of respect among my colleagues and perhaps bar me from tenure at most reputable institutions. But I say, why not propose a ridiculous idea?! I’m wondering whether Nancy Meyers, Hollywood’s purveyor of feminine fantasy, might one [...]

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