Browse Articles by Neil Turitz

The Accidental Turitz: Is It Time We Rename TV as … Something Else?

June 2021
The Accidental Turitz: Is It Time We Rename TV as … Something Else?

My editor and I got together in the city last week for a drink and to catch up, as it had been a while since we’d seen each other in person. Pandemic, and all. Over cocktails, we discussed the world of entertainment, all that was wrong with it and how we would fix it,... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Will the Emmys Be Where the MCU Finally Gets Some Awards Love?

June 2021
The Accidental Turitz: Will the Emmys Be Where the MCU Finally Gets Some Awards Love?

I am a fan of Black Panther, though probably not as big a fan of it as most people seem to be. It’s a good movie. Very good, in fact, though I personally wouldn’t put it in the top three or four of Marvel Studios’ best “Marvel Cinematic Universe” outings. (For the record, number... »

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The Accidental Turtiz: Amazon’s Purchase of MGM Just Made the Streaming Wars That Much More Exciting

June 2021
The Accidental Turtiz: Amazon’s Purchase of MGM Just Made the Streaming Wars That Much More Exciting

Remember, like just last week, when I was talking about DiscoverWarner and Netflix and how the whole Streaming Wars thing had been turned on its head? Well, apparently, we’re into Part Deux of this saga, with the news the other day that Amazon was acquiring MGM for the low, low price of $8.45 billion. ... »

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The Accidental Turitz: With a New Streaming Giant on the Horizon, Will Netflix’s Position Finally Be Threatened?

May 2021
The Accidental Turitz: With a New Streaming Giant on the Horizon, Will Netflix’s Position Finally Be Threatened?

A couple days ago, I was talking to a friend about the Streaming Wars, and how, up to a couple weeks ago, it appeared that Netflix had won it just by getting such a huge head start. This was before the bombshell news that AT&T was merging WarnerMedia with Discovery, thus turning the whole... »

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The Accidental Turitz: TV or Not TV? For Crafts, That May be the Question

May 2021
The Accidental Turitz: TV or Not TV? For Crafts, That May be the Question

You may or may not have noted that a guy named Erik Messerschmidt took home the Oscar for cinematography last month. This is only noteworthy because it was the first feature film he had ever photographed. Sure, he spent many years in the movie industry as a gaffer, but all of his actual work... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Just One of the Reasons Why TV Is Better Than Film

May 2021
The Accidental Turitz: Just One of the Reasons Why TV Is Better Than Film

Any time someone shows up in your preferred news feed with an opinion, claiming to know what they’re talking about, it’s fair to ask, “Wait, who are you? What are your credentials? Why do I care?” These are good questions. I ask them myself. So now, as I show up in yours, I figure... »

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93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Documentary Feature

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Documentary Feature

Welcome to one of my favorite of the categories. It wasn’t always thus, but the last few years I have become entranced by the quality of the films that have earned nominations, and more than a few that I felt deserved a nod, but didn’t get one. Last year, for instance, the movie that... »

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93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Costume Design

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Costume Design

Welcome to my sister-in-law Mindy’s favorite category, the one which she and I will discuss the most and, if she really likes one of the contenders, will refer to the clothing as “scrumptious.” That, actually, is why I’m making the choice I am making in this category, which of course you will see below.... »

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93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Visual Effects

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Visual Effects

For the first time that I can remember, the Visual Effects category is not populated by the big, epic sci-fi/fantasy/superhero entries that are the usual fare. Thanks, Covid! So no Marvel movies, no DC, no Star Wars, no flights, no tights, no nothing. It’s a shame, really, and I’ve been lamenting the fact for... »

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Film, For Your Consideration, Visual FX |

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Sound Nominees

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Sound Nominees

This is the first year that Sound is just a single category, after decades of it being split into Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. There is a difference, but it’s now moot, because after years of the Academy members also being confused, the two were combined into the single category, which makes sense.  In... »

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