Posts Tagged ‘Academy Awards’

Arts Roundup: Dumb Trends Edition

Who is #STICKMAN? [Mixed Media District]
White House denies it's banning movie screenings because of Academy Award politics. Also: How influential are those VIP screenings anyway? [Post]
A silent disco is coming to Metro this weekend. [DCist]
And yarn-bombing is coming to Brookland. *Forehead slap* [Post]
Kathleen Hanna name-drops D.C.'s Priests (and says other cool things) in this interview. [Brightest Young [...]

Arts Roundup: Oscar Love Edition

D.C.-based filmmakers take home an Oscar for the best documentary short [DCist]
Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage for itts 2013-14 season [Post]
Ward 7 D.C. Council candidate Ron Moten on "Pump Me Up" at the Corcoran: "I’m a little sad and happy. Because this is D.C., what you see is the old D.C. Some good, some [...]

Arts Roundup: Who Are You Wearing? Edition

Company E's debut dance performance: so-so. [WaPo]
Philip Kennicott rounds up some of his recent clips, is still bummed you can't find them on the WaPo website. [Kennicott]
Ned Martel observes the Oscar red carpet, interviews himself. [The Style Blog]
Dear Freer: Blog more! [D.C. Docent]
Noon:30 and Priests perform at Comet [City Desk]
This weekend on Arts Desk: Gn'R! [...]

Reviewed: Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films

Feb. 26 may be the Night of Silence. Everyone knows about The Artist—its many accolades, the likelihood it will take the top prize at the Academy Awards. But four out of the five films nominated for the Best Animated Short category are also silent or speak the cartoon equivalent, gibberish. Needless to say, if a [...]

Fare Assessment: WaPo Goes to the Oscars

There are plenty of reasons for an arts critic to leave town—say, vacation. OK, OK, all critics should see what's animating the national conversation from time to time—it can broaden and inform their perspective. But sometimes it feels like The Washington Post's reviewers are spending a bit too much time consuming art in other cities, [...]

On the Oscar Snub of Waiting for “Superman”

More forcefully pushed on critics, politicians and the rest of the zeitgeist than any other film in 2010, Waiting for "Superman" did not receive the Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature it so expected to this morning. Though the education reform plea directed by An Inconvenient Truth helmer Davis Guggenheim carried the endorsement of Oprah Winfrey, [...]

That Michelle Rhee Movie Just Got Closer to Its Oscar

She may have been a contentious issue in the mayoral election, but yesterday former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee got one step closer to bringing the crew of Waiting for "Superman" an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences narrowed the field to a 15-title shortlist. [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Smell Like A Comic Book Fan’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*MGMT releases its "Flash Delirium" music video. There's old ladies playing wooden instruments, talking throat-slits filled with eels, and puppets. The usual.

*Diesel is releasing a special Iron Man 2 cologne in anticipation of the film's May 7 release. The bottle is shaped like a red fist, but nerds will notice one particular problem: the [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Morning Afterparty’ Edition

Happy Work Week! Say, anybody find a wallet in Dupont Circle on Friday containing everything that makes me whole? You can keep the cash, just give me back my Bruigher Beard Club membership card.
Oscar was a grouch to James Cameron, far as the big-ticket prizes were concerned. In the end, Avatar took what it deserved, [...]

The Oscars, Abbreviated

Illness has kept me from dishing out my Academy Award predictions and, lest the curse soon be lifted, will probably quash my desire to go live-blog-wild during the telecast.
But I can't be completely silent! So, before the inevitable song-and-dance-and-cheese opening, I offer this:
I remember a sweet time back in early December when I thought that [...]