Awards Season madness is kicking up dust. This week, Ankler on the Air wades through the smoke with two fearless industry observers: New York Magazine film critic Emily Yoshida and the Ankler’s own Editor-at-Large Jim Gibson. We talk about the madness of the Oscar race, how these decisions go down and what surprises lie ahead on the Oscar trail. Then we look at AT&T’s sudden, shocking decision to pull the plug on Filmstruck, the classic film streaming service beloved of cineophiles. And finally we look at horror producer Jason Blum’s statement and apology about the lack of female horror directors. All brought to you this week by our good friends at

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  1. Taras Coolidge

     Much of this is a rather tiresome discussion of how to get more women directors in horror movies. 

    “Why is this important?“

    “Shut up, you sexist!“

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    • October 30, 2018, at 11:35 PM PDT
  2. Allan Rutter Member
    Allan RutterJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    This probably needs an “explicit” designation since the language is a bit saltier than typical Rico-Pod fare. Just sayin’.

    • #2
    • October 31, 2018, at 5:01 AM PDT
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