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The Best Best Picture Nominees Ever?

The Best Best Picture Nominees Ever?

Having seen most of this year’s best picture nominees, I have to say: we have a good crop. But don’t ask me, ask moviegoers. Even as sales and attendance are down compared to last year (when Avatar dominated for weeks), many of the Oscar nominees are 2010’s standouts. Social Network? $220 million worldwide. King’s Speech? [...]

February 22, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on The Best Best Picture Nominees Ever?

Celebrating MLK Day on AfterElton

Celebrating MLK Day on AfterElton

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Most Americans will probably spend this day sitting at home, perhaps taking in a movie. School kids will get a perfunctory lesson about civil rights. College kids will recover from partying last night. Here at AfterElton.com we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on King’s legacy by spotlighting some interesting [...]

January 17, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Celebrating MLK Day on AfterElton

Gay in Color: 2011 Wish List

Gay in Color: 2011 Wish List

It’s a new year, and going forward I’ll be writing a bi-weekly column for MTV/Logo’s AfterElton about issues affecting gay men of color in pop culture for AfterElton. I’m trying to focus on as many colors as possible, so please message me with tips and suggestions: there’s a lot to cover out there! Since 2011 [...]

January 14, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Gay in Color: 2011 Wish List

Have Film Critics Really Been Seduced By Hollywood?

Have Film Critics Really Been Seduced By Hollywood?

Thanks to The Black Box Office for reposting! UPDATE: Armond White responds to the response to his hosting gig. It is predictably caustic, riddled with inaccuracies, outrageous accusations, pseudo-Marxist rhetoric with vague hints of misogyny. ORIGINAL: Well, Armond White has done it again. I swore to myself after writing this post on White I would [...]

January 12, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Have Film Critics Really Been Seduced By Hollywood?

2010: The Year The Bechdel Test Went Viral?

2010: The Year The Bechdel Test Went Viral?

Confession: This year was the first I’d heard of the Alison Bechdel Test (or Bechdel Rule). As soon as I knew it, I admit: I was hooked. Suddenly I left every film calculating whether or not it passed, how quickly it passed, how well it passed, etc. It’s a fun game and industrial critique! Did [...]

December 24, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

Find Your Dad (or His Killer): ‘True Grit’ and ‘Winter’s Bone’

Find Your Dad (or His Killer): ‘True Grit’ and ‘Winter’s Bone’

Full review at SpliceToday Thousands of movies are released each year, yet I’m always surprised when two of them are similar. Usually I shouldn’t be, but two neo-Westerns about a teenage girl looking for or avenging their fathers is a little too coincidental. Why? Mainly because most films, independent or blockbuster, give us so few [...]

December 24, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 5

Ultimate Convergence Culture List of Lists for 2010 and 2011

Ultimate Convergence Culture List of Lists for 2010 and 2011

It’s the end of the year and there’s a lot of lists to sort through. Why do it yourself? Here’s a compilation of lists and top 10s for 2010 along with predictions for 2011 in the industries of web video, TV, social media and film. I will update this list as new lists come out. [...]

December 23, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

‘Tron: Legacy’ and the Death of the Digital Utopia

‘Tron: Legacy’ and the Death of the Digital Utopia

Tron: Legacy’s Flynns are ever-rare champions of the digital utopia of openness and diversity in the face of corporate and government control. Posted at SpliceToday. Comment there! Brainy blockbusters are rare. For every Inception there is a Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The most we hope for in our big-budget spectacles is some decent writing and a couple [...]

December 21, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 2

Reading List: Media Industries, History and Convergence (Radio/TV/Film/Internet)

Reading List: Media Industries, History and Convergence (Radio/TV/Film/Internet)

UPDATE: For recent media industries books (2010-2013), visit Alisa Perren’s blog HERE. I’m currently writing the proposal for my dissertation, (very) tentatively titled: “Selling Independent New Media: Web Series and the Industry in a Time of Change.” (For those not in the academy, don’t ask what a proposal is: it’s a boring answer). As a [...]

December 16, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 2

A Simple Problem With Armond White

A Simple Problem With Armond White

Every person who takes film even somewhat seriously must eventually come up with an opinion about Armond White. Most people end up with “hate,” of course. I’m not most people. I’m not predisposed to hate and usually try to find value in everything, even if I ultimately disagree. Before going to “hate” I try to [...]

December 10, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 6