Archive for the 'Movies' Category


Oscar Changes

You don’t react, you LEAD! You don’t try to save your old business, you invent a new one! But don’t expect the Academy to be savvy about its own business. This is the story of disruption, this is the story of Netflix stealing eyeballs from the traditional players. Meanwhile, Bob Iger says Disney is so […]

Susan Anspach

How can she be dead? I’ve turned into my father, I’m addicted to the obituaries. For the shock, for the connection, to feel good I’m still here. Last week Bob Beattie died. He didn’t merit an obit in the L.A. “Times,” but he got credit in the “New York Times.” He made the U.S. Ski […]

The Oscars

No one in Hollywood seems to have read “The Innovator’s Dilemma.” That’s right, we’ve been at the mercy of digital disruption for two decades, but the movie industry believes through sheer force of will it can adhere to the past and drag the public along with it. But it don’t really happen that way at […]

The Elliott Murphy Documentary

He’s not happy. But that’s the ethos of an artist, not a businessman. And we’ve all become business people. In the limited rock press, a fraction of what it is today, filled with press releases and the mass opinions of the great unwashed, Elliott Murphy got traction with his 1973 album “Aquashow.” But it was […]