Disclaimer: I’m not going to pretend that this is a viable philosophy or strategy for everyone. I know for a fact it isn’t and I’m not trying to convince anyone that it is. But I nevertheless do need to say it. I’m notoriously spoiler-sensitive. I don’t know when that sensitivity first developed, but I know […]Read More A Condemnation of Trailers
Citizen Kelvin and I are usually pretty close to on the same page when it comes to our opinions of movies. But over the last few weeks, we’ve realized that our assessments of Tom Hooper’s Best Picture-winning film The King’s Speech are far from aligned. We thought our discussion might be worth sharing so here it is […]Read More Cricket Conversations: Does The King’s Speech (2010) Suck?
The other day, I was having a discussion with a friend about how there seems to be a growing divergence between the movies that most Americans see and those that the Academy honors with a Best Picture (or, really, any) nomination. It’s certainly true that, for as long as I have been paying attention, the […]Read More A Short(ish) Note with Graphs and Figures on Why the Oscars Matter
SPOILER WARNING As an astrophysicist, I had very high hopes for Interstellar, particularly with Kip Thorne, a famous theoretical physicist, on board as producer and science adviser. I was disappointed with some glaring issues with the science, but overall it is relatively solid. First, I want to discuss the visuals, where Kip’s influence really shows. […]Read More The Science of Interstellar