The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards are happening this Monday, and I don't think I can wait that long to find out who will win. To remedy my impatience, here is who I want to take home the golden statue.
I met Antonia Crane when I was putting together an anthology I did about sex work & sex workers. From our first correspondence it was clear she was sm...
Like its gritty heroes, the show is mesmerizing, good-hearted, occasionally brilliant -- and occasionally flawed.
In The McConaissance, McConaughey has become not an anti-hero, but an anti-matinee idol.
It takes a lot of courage to make a statement about current society, especially when the criticism could be equated to biting the hand that feeds you.
If I'm right, then Nic Pizzolatto took a serious -- and brilliant -- artistic gamble in the narrative arc of his screenplay, a wager calculated on a deep dark propensity in the American psyche. And, if I'm right, like Ruston Cohle, I'll "close the loop" on that speculation when it's over.
"He [God] has shown me that it is a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates," said best actor winner Matthew McConaughey in his recent Oscar speec...
Whether we make billions or we make our living by begging, someone helps us get along, someone buys what we sell, someone throws their change in our bucket. Each of us is indebted to someone, everyday.
The day after, all anyone could talk about was how we was "robbed." There's only one problem with this: It's absolutely not true.
The speech shouldn't seem canned and rehearsed or else you appear to have expected to win. It also can't ramble, as there's so little time. And if you have won for being an actor, well, then you're supposed to act well.
I was really surprised by Matthew McConaughey's Oscar acceptance speech at the Oscars. I've attended a handful of the award shows, most recently the N...
This career about-face fuels the perception that McConaughey has entered a realm untouched by any thespian, ever. Recent chatter places him in the same league as cinema's titans -- Hollywood's Mount Rushmore -- individuals who helped pioneer acting as both a craft and a calling, not merely a profession.
I won't dispute the fine work that McConaughey and Leto did in Dallas Buyers Club, but I can't shake the feeling that their intentions as artists were more about winning Oscars and less about telling the story of people dying from AIDS.
Another over-long, self-aggrandizing paean to itself is over, and today we're blearily cleaning up after last night's party, washing dishes still thick with themed leftovers (12 Years a Beer, Filotomena, Star Trek into Meatloaf), wondering what actually happened. And why.
Remember when the TV renaissance of serial series was hailed as the best thing to happen since Must-See TV? Judging by the look of things lately, t...
Matthew McConaughey has reinvented himself as a serious actor, launching himself out of the chick flick ghetto and into Oscar territory with Dallas Buyers' Club. But what we want to know is how has his characters' approach to love and sex changed over the years.