The Politics of the MTV Movie Awards

Say what you will about MTV, but they have always promoted participatory democracy. In 1992, they launched the “Choose or Lose” campaign, urging their viewers to vote – presumably for the president challenger, Bill Clinton. Clinton courted the youth vote with an appearance on MTV and won.  MTV has continued its campaign, even though they…

“Veep” – Season 1, Episode 7: “Full Disclosure”

Well, that was dark. While last week’s episode was possibly the funniest of the series, tonight’s was definitely the least funny – intentionally so. Those of us speculating about how “Veep” would handle the major plot twist from last week’s episode were dealt another curveball this week. Instead of moving forward with Selina’s pregnancy or…

“Moonrise Kingdom” Won’t Let Me In

A word like “enchanting” was made for reviews of Wes Anderson films. So were words like “quirky,” “disarming,” and “meticulous.” Which is to say it is very easy to spot a Wes Anderson film and very difficult to be surprised by one. Here is what you can count on: you will hear a great indie-pop…