The 2018 Awards Season official kicked off tonight with what has been labeled as the most entertaining show in Hollywood: the Golden Globes. This has been a dark year for Hollywood, with hundreds of sexual harassment allegations against some of the most powerful men in the industry, and the first show of the year was marked by social protest and feminism, in speeches and most importantly wins. Tonight statement had to go beyond words and dresses, and honoring women and works portraying complex women was the best way to do it.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced that late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will be back to present the Oscars for the second year in a row. I truly love Jimmy Kimmel, I really do, but I feel forced to share my very unpopular opinion with the world: I think this is a huge mistake and I simply can’t understand this decision. These are my reasons (personal AND factual).
As a self-proclaimed serious cinephile, I do not usually enjoy contemporary crime-thriller films. I use the word “enjoy” because I believe not watching films of a certain genre is, in my opinion, like ignoring the cinema of a specific film industry. With this in mind I attended an advanced screening of The Adderall Diaries, a “crime-thriller” film directed by Pamela Romanowsky and starring James Franco, set to be released on April 15.