Springtime is the season of renewal. Like all slumbering beasts, eventually a taste for blood will drive them back into the light of day, and Good Is The New Bad is no different.Â After a winter of hibernation, perhaps we are back – renewed, refreshed, and with a recharged agenda.
For the record, the reasons for the extended hiatus are much more mundane. Days after the last substantial posting, I took a job editing a reality show which hit me like a ton of bricks. Combine that creative exhaustion with the most dismal Oscar season in history and suddenly burrowing underground until movies become fun again seems like quite a reasonable option.
Regarding the 2009 Oscars – when almost everything nominated was about impotent, aging, or emasculated men staring down the barrel of ruin, what’s the point? Quickly – can you name three of the five nominated films for any category? Or any of the winners? It was an awards season of eminently forgettable and pompous garbage and we’re all better for it being consigned to the dustbin of history.
But now the sun is out, and the creative & critical muses are starting to sing. Comments and feedback are always welcome, as I’d much rather argue then preach. The world of filmmaking is in big trouble, when the most engaging thing I’ve seen in months is a bootleg of Crank, but hey, we can always enjoy the ride to the bottom. While I finish sorting through the ashes of the newest Star Trek, enjoy some commentary from Aaron Shay, a purveyor of sincerity at it’s finest.