My Take on the Oscars

I can’t help making fun of Oscar nominations. It’s not that I don’t think the films are good — very often they are. It’s just that they all have one political point of view, which reinforces…

The Oscars

I was taking a walk with my wife Sunday evening when we noticed that there was hardly anyone out and about.  It took a moment or two before we realized:  oh yeah, it’s Oscar night in…

Predictions, Oscar and Otherwise

Last week was pretty interesting–and it should be even more interesting to find out what happens next. First, we had a State of the Union message that, had I the capacity for despair, would’ve driven me…

DVD: The Secret In Their Eyes

This Argentine crime film won the Oscar for best foreign language picture last year and, yeah, it’s very, very good.  Based on a novel by Eduardo Sacheri, it’s set in 1999 with flashbacks to the ’70′s. …

Is The Tide Turning?

If you look over to your left (my right from where I am inside your monitor) you will see the delightful news that my Homelanders series has been optioned for film by Summit Entertainment.  What a…

KOC Comment

Just a quick comment on this week’s Klavan on the Culture.  I’ve done my mock Oscar routine a couple of times before, once for the LA Times, once either on a blog or for Big Hollywood,…

KOC At The Oscars

It takes a long time to make a PJTV Klavan on the Culture episode.  First, the little three inch tall Klavan homunculus must be revived from his stony sleep by a grim ceremony involving the blood…

Pass Me A Grapefruit

Remember that famous scene in the old film Public Enemy where Jimmy Cagney shoves a grapefruit into a woman’s face?   It came to mind for some reason when I read this dopey op-ed by Kim Elsesser…

Oscar Nominations

Washington and Hollywood are both experiencing a similar phenomenon:  a complete disconnect between the so-called elites and the rest of us.  Just as our lawmakers are creating programs and policies that have nothing to do with…