Not to take anything away from the fine nominees for this year's Oscar's acting categories, but there were five people--all men, it seems--who I feel were robbed of a nod, and I'm here to graciously present them with La Daily Musto nominations to make up for that. You're welcome, guys.
Today we wind down our weeks of New York Film Festival coverage with Nick PInkerton's look at Robert Zemeckis's return to live-action movies: Flight.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Screened Sunday, Oct. 14th
More than a few viewers who saw this year's New York Film Festival opener Life of Pi ... More >>
Chris Geidner at BuzzFeed has been beating down the path of a fascinating story over this past week, exploring how and why the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force has gotten involved with the issue of gambling in Maryland. His latest post reports that an anonymous source funded a gaming mailer sent to ... More >>
Greetings from Las Vegas, where we are attending the UNITY 2012 journalism diversity conference, along with meetings of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.
We called back home this morning to talk to Brian Lehrer on WNYC about Chik-fil-A, the exciting fast food poultry arena for deb ... More >>
In 1969, the Stonewall riots--precipitated when cops burst into the famed gay bar and started being their usually abusive selves--defined the modern gay movement.
Well, every eldergay on earth claims to have not only been there, but to have started the riot--even more people than claim to have seen ... More >>
How did food television become so boring and predictable? Umpteenth season of Top Chef? Yawn. Endless cupcake wars? Yawn. Paula Deen pouring more butter into the cake? Yawn. Guy Fieri tucking into another giant hamburger? Zzzzzzzzz. Well, the time has come to invent new types of food-themed s ... More >>
A new silent movie about the heyday of silent movies, The Artist has crisp black and white photography, swelling music, and a likable cast.
At the New York Film Festival showing the other day, star Jean Dujardin explained the filming process:
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
We've been here before.
So yesterday former Talking Heads frontman and current omni-artistic silver fox David Byrne dropped a $1 million dollar lawsuit on Florida Governor and embattled Senatorial candidate Charlie Crist, who'd used the Heads' 1985 romp "Road to Nowhere" in a campaign ad without a ... More >>
Don't write Steve Zahn off yet, folksDavid Simon's Treme is, as has been mentioned far and wide, clearly not going to be The Wire. Sure, it's dealing with rampant corruption in a major American city and the frustration of human beings forced to deal with that corruption, doing so with an unca ... More >>
Now with actual humans, after an initial zombie instrument preview--including Wire stalwarts Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters (that'd be Bunk and Lester), The Corner vet Khandi Alexander, and some incongruous new additions, namely Steve Zahn (?!) and John Goodman (!!). "Zahn will play a dancer, DJ ... More >>
The whole Avatarization meme, with Photoshop-savvy fans recruiting icons (Hugh Laurie, Lil Wayne, Angelina Jolie, John Goodman, Sasha Grey, Mr. Bean et al) into the Na'vi tribe -- peaked around Valentine's Day with the poignant spectacle of Palestinian activists protesting the Israeli barrier ... More >>
It was always going to be a thankless task, replacing Maura Johnston at Idolator--she was fluent, smart, informed, and took the thankless task of wading into the morass of pop kudzu on the internet seriously. It was her sensibility that garnered whatever readership the site had. Now that her ... More >>