Category Archives: Longishform

Do Emmy Voters Like the Same Things We Do? A Look at Emmys and Ratings

Award nominations are a funny thing. The number of award ceremonies celebrating entertainment production has seemingly exploded in recent years, scattering increasingly meaningless trophies across the industry and interrupting your regularly scheduled Sunday night programming. The upshot is a steady stream of red carpet photos for us to peruse at work instead of being productive human beings. Despite the growth […]

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From Transformers to Television: Michael Bay’s Expanding Empire

Of all the Hollywood mega-star producers, directors, and writers, Michael Bay’s talent gets debated in the media perhaps the most frequently. Is he the filmmaker we need or the one we deserve? Is he an auteur or something entirely new? Does he need defending? While his films receive a regular barrage of critical drubbings (sometimes unwarranted – I will praise […]

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