Whew. We made it through another season (but for one last podcast - see below). Kisses. Hugs. No-Doz. Please stay with us throughout the year as 2014 WILL be our best yet.
2013 was a breakthrough year starting with a spot on CNNi, joining the Gurus of Gold, doing TIFF (and then Sundance) and the Critics Choice event officially, and the best year yet for ad sales. But a breakthrough is not, unfortunately, quite the same thing as 'making it'.
I recently made a tough life choice to make writing my sole income -- yes, believe it or not, I've been juggling a second career for most of the 8 years that The Film Experience has been a daily endeavor (TFE existed before 2005 but that was before all sites needed daily content to stay competitive - the speed of content has increased exponentially all over the web). But now I'm just writing about the movies. Juggling the two became more and more difficult and right here is where the passion lies. To help me prove that it wasn't the worst decision of my life: read, share, link, tweet articles you like, donate, or best yet subscribe (see "Keep TFE Strong" in your right hand sidebar) and for the price of a cup of coffee each month (or more if you're flush) you can make sure a roof stays over my head. I feel enormous gratitude that people read at all much less so many of you. I'm particularly grateful to those who are already subscribing but just 300 hundred more of you and things get substantially easier (i.e. [cue Pet Shop Boys/Destiny's Child/] i love you you pay my rent ♫! / Can you pay my telephone bills? Do you pay my automo* bills? ♫ / )
Complete Oscar Week Coverage
- Red Carpet Lineup (pt 1) - The Golden Ladies
- Red Carpet Lineup (pt 2) - Everyone Else
- The Night in Liza - because she deserves better!
- "A Pizza Ranks the Celebrities Who Ate Him"
- "Speech! Speech!" - Cate reigned benevolently over us all while Matthew worshipped himself
- Second Nominations? Which first-timers will be right back?
- Backstage at the show - bon mots from the press room
- The Big Show reviewed - crumbs, mysteries, endearments
- Winning Moment / Loveable Losers - slo-mo fantasies of victory & defeat
Oscar Foods & Frozen Cake - What did you serve at your party?
- "2013" - Let's get the date right. Plus photos
- The Beautiful People - Cate, Matthew, Lupita & Jared
- Order of Presentation - Performance Order & Winners List
- Arrivals - Live Blogged
PODCAST !? GOT ANY QUESTIONS FOR US? As an addendum to all of this and for the Season Finale, Katey, Nick, and Joe join Nathaniel for the final podcast of the season. (The podcast will be on hiatus until mid to late April but I think you'll love next season even more)
P.S. BRAD PITT HAS AN OSCAR NOW. xo
* I do not actually have automo' bills. I take the subway