I'm So Glad I'm Not In Film Studies
Aside from another story containing the words "Diablo" "blog" and "stripper," can you think of a more tired, exhausting subject for an article about the 2007 Oscar race? I imagine during the writing of this piece, Patrick Goldstein resting his head on his desk dejectedly and sighing, "Oh my god, I really should just shut the fuck up right now." And then opening up a file on his desktop entitled, "Screenplay" and staring at it for a few seconds before he hears his editor shuffling down the hall, and quickly closes Final Draft and goes back to torturing his thesis:
"Writers and directors tell stories for a thousand reasons, many of them too inchoate to ever be articulated. But it's increasingly plausible that today's filmmakers, living in a post-Sept. 11 world wracked by fear of terrorism, doubts about a bloody war in Iraq and concerns over U.S. involvement in torture, are responding to the spirit of the times."
At this point I'd kill for an article about Javier Bardem's haircut.
ETA: Well, a few articles down... there it is!
Oh Los Angeles Times. You never stop not disappointing me.