I just got done reading an interview with one of my favorite film critics, Manohla Dargis of the New York Times, at Jezebel.com. That lady has a mouth like a sailor, especially when the topics include romantic comedies, the perception that women can’t direct great films, and… the Oscars:
Let’s acknowledge that the Oscars are bullshit and we hate them. But they are important commercially… I’ve learned to never underestimate the academy’s bad taste. Crash as best picture? What the fuck.
Jezebel is a site for and by women, so the interview mostly sticks to topics related to females in film. Dargis is not a “feminist”-critic in any sense, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a lot of opinions about such things. Her point about “boy geniuses” like Wes Anderson getting anything they want despite bomb after bomb is well-taken… when’s the last time a female director has been bandied about as a genius?
Kathryn Bigelow is Dargis-Approved
If you have some time, and don’t mind aggressive swearing, check out the article at Jezebel.