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By tigtog on October 28, 2012
Variety described the notion of white actors playing Asians as “exciting,” suggesting that the Wachowskis “put the lie to the notion that casting — an inherently discriminatory art — cannot be adapted to a more enlightened standard of performance over mere appearance.” The irony of this declaration is overwhelming — praising a film for “enlightened” casting choices that merely replay old discriminatory practices.
By tigtog on August 27, 2012
Parade’s End is Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest televisual outing, and is being described all over as “the thinking person’s Downton Abbey“.
By tigtog on May 8, 2012
Lots of other things are horrid too. Have a general snarking on Westeros thread.