I don't know, I liked it a lot — purely as a black backstage comedy of very bad manners. (I think everyone's supposed to be utterly insufferable jerks you'd cross the road to throw under a bus in real life.) The cast are solid. But, God, Iñárritu can't stop himself from smothering his top-shelf casts in pretentious… » 1/25/15 12:23pm Yesterday 12:23pm

The only thing I've got to say is that Kansas must be a fucking crime-and-poverty-free paradise of full employment, triple-digit economic growth, and top-draw public infrastructure, health, education and social services if its legislators have free time to waste on this boiling cauldron of bullshit. Lucky Kansas, I… » 1/25/15 2:31pm Yesterday 2:31pm

I tracked down the-book-of-the-documentary Showrunners after hearing about it on IO9, and God Joss Whedon is right — this is a nonsensical production model that burns through enormous amounts of time, money and effort for little obvious benefit to anyone. Could you imagine a movie studio telling twenty directors "go… » 1/23/15 12:34pm Friday 12:34pm

Top image: Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones, season one. She's gotten a lot shrewder over the years, but back in the first season when she really thought Joffrey was awesome, and later decided to confide in Cersei, you just wanted to take her aside and explain some stuff. Like, a lot of stuff.

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Somewhere in the multiverse, Edna Mode, couturier to ALL the supers, is gagging at the sight of such shoddy workmanship. Her Spider Totem would be wearing a cape before it did public side-boob due to fabric fail. » 1/22/15 11:14am Thursday 11:14am