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Vanity Fair Wants Openly Gay Star Wars Characters

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Vanity Fair Wants Openly Gay Star Wars Characters

David Lowery On How Parallel Ideas Rise Up, Even In Forgotten Conversations About Finished Scripts

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

David Lowery On How Parallel Ideas Rise Up, Even In Forgotten Conversations About Finished Scripts

Rodriguez and his filmmakers will have just two weeks to shoot their new features, and Rodriguez is apparently still eager to see if he’s got what it takes to make it work. So are we! The finished series will air on Verizon Media’s go90 (their “premium mobile entertainment destination”) and the Rodriguez-led El Rey Network.” Indiewire Promotes New Robert Rodriguez TV Series (And Verizon)

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

“Rodriguez and his filmmakers will have just two weeks to shoot their new features, and Rodriguez is apparently still eager to see if he’s got what it takes to make it work. So are we! The finished series will air on Verizon Media’s go90 (their “premium mobile entertainment destination”) and the Rodriguez-led El Rey Network.”
Indiewire Promotes New Robert Rodriguez TV Series (And Verizon)

Guardian Finds Reticence About Sex In Call Me By Your Name “Problematic”

Friday, November 24th, 2017

“Guadagnino, in successfully courting a wider audience for the film, has somewhat diluted its queerness.”
Guardian Somewhat Problematically Finds Reticence About Explicit Sex In Call Me By Your Name “Problematic”

Nylon Rallies For Explicit Sex In Gay-Themed Motion Pictures

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Nylon Rallies For Explicit Sex In Gay-Themed Motion Pictures

The Baffler, In Full Baffler Mode, Preemptively Rushes For Lady Bird Backlash With Laura Oyler’s Admission Of Indifference, Rollicking With Spoilers

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Lady Bird is good as a feel-good movie, which means if you see it, you will probably feel good. What I’m here to write about is not whether it’s good, but whether it is, as critics (who range from old white men to those of us closer in demographic to Gerwig) have claimed, ‘perfect,’ ‘exquisite,’ and ‘extraordinary.'”
The Baffler, In Full Baffler Mode, Preemptively Rushes For Lady Bird Backlash With Laura Oyler‘s Admission Of Indifference, Rollicking With Spoilers

 

Ray Pride On A Chicago 70mm Showing Of Walter Hill And Larry Gross’ Mad Marvel, Streets Of Fire

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Ray Pride On A Chicago 70mm Showing Of Walter Hill And Larry Gross’ Mad Marvel, Streets Of Fire

Wads Of Generalities Assembled In Attempt At Light Look At Hw’d Abusers

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

“This is the new Hollywood. Restless, unsure, demanding justice, looking for cover and wondering how to move beyond a long history of discrimination and sexual harassment and toward the kind of enlightened world it so often supposes in its art.”
Wads Of Drab Generalities Bustle In Vain Attempt At Breezy Look At Hw’d Abusers

CBS Looking Into “Entourage”-Era Allegations About Jeremy Piven

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

“We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter.”
CBS Looking Into “Entourage”-Era Allegations About Jeremy Piven

“‘I like to tell everybody that The Matrix’s code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes,’ says Whiteley, a production designer based at Animal Logic. He scanned the characters from his wife’s Japanese cookbooks. ‘Without that code, there is no Matrix.”’

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

“‘I like to tell everybody that The Matrix‘s code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes,’ says Whiteley, a production designer based at Animal Logic. He scanned the characters from his wife’s Japanese cookbooks. ‘Without that code, there is no Matrix.”’

Sharon Waxman Offers Peter Bart Cover For Providing Cover To Harvey Weinstein In Brief Talking Points; Does Footnote Bart Repeatedly Took Weinstein Book Contract Money

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Sharon Waxman Offers Peter Bart Cover For Providing Cover To Harvey Weinstein In Brief Talking Points; Does Footnote Bart Repeatedly Took Weinstein Book Contract Money

Kirkus Pulls Review Of A Young Adult Novel And Explains Strictures On Which Reviewers Are Allowed And How They Will Write

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Kirkus Pulls Review Of A Young Adult Novel And Explains Strictures On Which Reviewers Are Allowed And How They Will Write

Kyle Buchanan Handicaps Seven Movies That The Aftermath Of Harvey Weinstein’s Fall Could Affect

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

“German Tanks Rolling Into Warsaw Could Affect Polish Weekend Box-Office”
Kyle Buchanan Handicaps Seven Movies That The Aftermath Of Harvey Weinstein’s Fall Could Affect

“Farrow was also caught in the pincers of an NBC News edict. He had been told by executives that he didn’t have enough reporting to go on air with his story, according to four sources, and he had been told by the network to stop reporting. NBC tried to stop the interview with the woman accusing Weinstein of rape. The network insisted he not use an NBC News crew for the interview, and neither was he to mention his NBC News affiliation. That was how Ronan Farrow wound up paying out of his own pocket for a camera crew to film an interview.” HuffPost Editor Lydia Polgreen And Yashar Ali Paint Spike Of Harvey Weinstein Expose As Largely By Hand Of NBC News President Noah Oppenheim (Screenwriter Of Jackie)

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

“Farrow was also caught in the pincers of an NBC News edict. He had been told by executives that he didn’t have enough reporting to go on air with his story, according to four sources, and he had been told by the network to stop reporting. NBC tried to stop the interview with the woman accusing Weinstein of rape. The network insisted he not use an NBC News crew for the interview, and neither was he to mention his NBC News affiliation. That was how Ronan Farrow wound up paying out of his own pocket for a camera crew to film an interview.”
HuffPost Editor Lydia Polgreen And Yashar Ali Paint Spike Of Harvey Weinstein Expose As Largely By Hand Of NBC News President Noah Oppenheim (Screenwriter Of Jackie)

Three Bylines Bring Fatty Arbuckle To Bear Against Present-Day Harassment Allegations; Plus! Verbiage From Breitbart EIC

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Three Bylines Bring Fatty Arbuckle To Bear Against Present-Day Harassment Allegations; Plus! Verbiage From Breitbart EIC

Newcity’s Fifth Annual “Film 50,” By Ray Pride, Covers Chicago’s Thriving Film Community In 20,000 Words (But Fifty-Two Small Bites); Dozens Of Portraits By Joe Mazza

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Joe-mazzaNewcity’s Fifth Annual “Film 50,” By Ray Pride, Covers Chicago’s Thriving Film Community In 20,000 Words (But Fifty-Two Small Bites); Dozens Of Portraits By Joe Mazza

Mike Fleming Jr and Dino-Ray Ramos Have Posted

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

“The shocking allegations of sexual harassment and groping of women by bloggers popular in the fringe film community is a microcosm of what happens when bad behavior isn’t addressed head-on. Just as we saw with Ailes, Cosby, O’Reilly and even filmmaker Nate Parker, there is no statute of limitations on the emotional scars inflicted upon women who’ve seen their complaints fall on deaf ears. What is clear is that whether it is a studio, network, talent agency or fringe film festival, the corporate price for dismissing sexual harassment complaints, and not enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for misbehavior, can be devastating as careers and possibly branded companies fall by the wayside.”
Mike Fleming Jr and Dino-Ray Ramos Have Posted

Another Meandering Film Website Mea Culpa

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

“Even well-meaning allies are guilty of missing the bigger picture, of not realizing that their words have power and that they can do more to create a positive, safe environment for women. Over the past few weeks, the /Film staff has grappled with the knowledge that we could have done more, that we could have offered more support to members of our community who were assaulted and harassed and harmed by predators operating around us. The knowledge that others, individuals that we trusted, were harboring these predators is dispiriting and devastating. So many of us are guilty of not looking, of not noticing, and not offering the support necessary to protect our community and the women who call it home.”
Another Meandering Film Website Mea Culpa

The Wrap Leads With Harry Knowles Denial Of Sexual Assault Claims, Adding No New Material Beyond Basic Social Media Trawl

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

“Neither the Leagues nor Knowles responded to The Wrap’s requests for comment; Baker could not be reached for comment.”
Wrap Leads With Harry Knowles Denial Of Sexual Assault Claims, Adding No New Material Beyond Basic Social Media Trawl

Kyle Smith Rears His Head And Why Are We Talking About Going My Way?

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

“Deliberately grotesque and nauseating, and seemingly engineered to outrage Christians, especially Catholics, Mother! represents a stain on the reputation of Paramount Pictures, which produced Going My Way [In 1944]. It may be the most vile and contemptible motion picture ever released by one of the major Hollywood studios… Critics will no doubt enjoy calling the film, particularly its second half, ‘subversive,’ ‘brave,’ ‘transgressive’… as though any satirical impulse were less risky than mocking Christian dogma.”
Kyle Smith Rears His Head And Why Are We Talking About Going My Way?