#oscars2015 #boyhood #birdman
#oscars2015 #boyhood #birdman
#npr #cosmosandculture #heaven #fear #death
"A simpler and more likely explanation is that The Babadook just isn’t the kind of movie that gets nominated for major awards. Horror, that most disreputable of genres, goes notoriously unnoticed by the voting bloc of AMPAS, a group that would rather celebrate some faintly “important” middlebrow achievement than an expertly made monster movie. Only bona fide box-office phenomena have ever occupied the middle circle of an Oscar/horror Venn diagram: Films like Jaws, The Exorcist, Silence Of The Lambs, and The Sixth Sense shattered the glass ceiling of the Academy’s genre snobbery only by proving themselves too successful to ignore. The Babadook isn’t a big enough hit for voters to “forgive” its “low” aims. Never mind that the film grapples with depression and parental anxiety much more thoughtfully and trenchantly than, say, an Oscar-winning mediocrity like The Hours. The fact that one of Davis’ costars is a fiendish specter is enough to disqualify her."
#avclub #academyawards #thebabadook
"You forget that a robot is differentiating cars from pedestrians from mopeds from raccoons. You forget that millions of photons are being fired from a laser and interpreting, processing, and reacting to the hand signals of a cyclist. You forget that instead of an organic brain, which has had millions of years to evolve the cognitive ability to fumble its way through a four-way stop, you’re being piloted by an artificial one, which was birthed in less than a decade."
#selfdrivingcars #google #theoatmeal
"It’s not that good writers have chosen to flout a rule; it’s that the rule is not a rule in the first place. What Heller and many writers before him have never asked is: What makes a rule a rule? Who decides? Where does it come from? They write as if there’s some tribunal or rules committee who makes the rules of English, which there isn’t, or that it’s a matter of logic or objective reality, which it isn’t."
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