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Hollywood By the Lake? Ray Pride Reports Chicago Film And TV Production Is Now a Half-Billion Dollar Industry, And Asks What It Will Take to Make It Last

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Hollywood By the Lake? Ray Pride Reports Chicago Film And TV Production Is Now a Half-Billion Dollar Industry, And Asks What It Will Take to Make It Last

World’s Oldest Underground Film Festival Turns 24 In Chicago This Week; A Few Words From Its Artistic Director

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

World’s Oldest Underground Film Festival Turns 24 In Chicago This Week; A Few Words From Its Artistic Director

Kyle Buchanan Appreciation For The Work Of Lynne Ramsay And Joaquin Phoenix In You Were Never Really Here Rocks Indecent Raft Of Spoilers

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Kyle Buchanan Appreciation For The Work Of Lynne Ramsay And Joaquin Phoenix In You Were Never Really Here Rocks Indecent Raft Of Spoilers

Michael Wolff Relishes Remembrance Of Roger Ailes And His Reign Over Coarsened Discourse, Employees; Discounts Other Viewpoints

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

“It is, of course, impossible to know what might be true or not. And now it can never entirely be known. Surely, his political enemies, the legions of them, were concerned much less for the truth than that he be gone.  All of us who know what Roger reflexively talks like, irascibly, caustically and with retrograde vividness, give him, at least privately, the benefit of the doubt.”
Michael Wolff Relishes Remembrance Of Roger Ailes And His Reign Over Coarsened Discourse, Employees; Discounts Other Viewpoints

On Encounters With Tarkovsky’s Stalker, In Anticipation Of Its Digital Restoration, By Alison Croggon And Ray Pride

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Stalker‘s beauty is woven out of its limitations, its finitudes. When I watch a Tarkovsky film, I am always aware of the literalness of his medium; he is never doing anything more than making a film.”
On Encounters With Tarkovsky’s Stalker, In Anticipation Of Its Digital Restoration, By Alison Croggon And Ray Pride

Indiewire Tom Brueggeman Says King Arthur Could’ve Made Money If It Featured Women And Wasn’t Released On Mother’s Day

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Indiewire Tom Brueggeman Says King Arthur Could’ve Made Money If It Featured Women And Wasn’t Released On Mother’s Day

Amazon Studios Releases A Two-Minute Wonderstruck Clip

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Amazon Studios Releases A Two-Minute Wonderstruck Clip

Anne Thompson Says Get Out And Netflix Have Already Rewritten The 2017 Awards Race; Exclusive Photos From Universal Yard Party

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Anne Thompson Says Get Out And Netflix Have Already Rewritten The 2017 Awards Race; Exclusive Photos From Universal Yard Party

Forces Align Against Content Theft Portal Powerhouse Kodi

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Forces Align Against Content Theft Portal Powerhouse Kodi

How Online Trolls Game IMDB And Other Ratings With “Downvotes”; The Late Kirk Kerkorian’s $100 Million Romance Set Against Armenian Genocide Latest Target

Monday, April 17th, 2017

How Online Trolls Game IMDB And Other Ratings With “Downvotes”; The Late Kirk Kerkorian’s $100 Million Romance Set Against Armenian Genocide Latest Target

Brent Lang Brings The Logics To Say He Wants Neither More Fast, Nor More Furious

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

“Here’s the thing, endings are good. Great dramas wrap things up, otherwise Oedipus would still be shtupping his mom.”
Brent Lang Brings The Logics To Say He Wants Neither More Fast, Nor More Furious

Craig Hubert Hoorahs The Work Of Anne-Marie Miéville, Overlooking Distribution Issues

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

“Miéville’s influence on Godard’s amorphous filmography, both while working together and on his own, and her own short but remarkable body of work, has been all but ignored, especially in the United States, by a larger critical discourse that has remained tethered to a male-dominated theory of auteurism.”
Craig Hubert Hoorahs The Work Of Anne-Marie Miéville, Overlooking Distribution Issues

Stephen Galloway’s Weekly Column Compares Jared Kushner To Irving Thalberg To Little Utility

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Stephen Galloway‘s Weekly Column Compares Jared Kushner To Irving Thalberg To Little Utility

Some Approaches To Writing About Acting, Prompted By The Death of Louis XIV

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Some Approaches To Writing About Acting, Prompted By The Death of Louis XIV

Brent Lang Offers Pre-Cinemacon Thumbsucker On Collapsing Distribution Windows

Monday, March 27th, 2017

“Structurally, these studios and the agencies and exhibitors that orbit them are too sprawling, too slow-moving, and too entangled in a dizzying web of antiquated business practices and associations to respond effectively to the digital era.”
Brent Lang Offers Pre-Cinemacon Thumbsucker On Collapsing Distribution Windows

Stephen Galloway Columnizes Polanski

Monday, March 27th, 2017

“Like the surreal legal case that winds through Dickens’ ‘Bleak House,’ this one never seems to reach an end. And every time it resurfaces, it sucks us in — or at least those of us who feel compelled to choose between justice and compassion.”
Stephen Galloway Columnizes Polanski

Aaron Sorkin Contributes Manfully To Image Of Being Above It All

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

“You’re saying that if you are a woman or a person of color, you have to hit it out of the park in order to get another chance? What can I do? I do want to understand what someone like me can do, but my thing has always been: ‘If you write it, they will come.'”
Aaron Sorkin Contributes Manfully To Image Of Being Above It All

Richard Curtis Tub-Thumps His Ten Minute Love Actually Drive-By

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

“At this particular time – when things feel strained, and complicated – it felt like an opportunity to think again whether love still is actually all around us.”
Richard Curtis Tub-Thumps His Ten Minute Love Actually Drive-By Episode

NYTimes Again Embraces Notion That 10-Minute Charity-Branded Promo Constitutes “Sequel” To Love, Actually

Friday, March 24th, 2017

NYTimes Again Embraces Notion That 10-Minute Charity-Branded Promo Constitutes “Sequel” To Love, Actually

Richard Brody Has Malick’s Song To Song To Bash Sundance With Today

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

“Without nostalgia and without sentimentality, this 73-year-old filmmaker looks to the heart of his own inspiration, his own impulses, and creates a cinema that, with the creative command of his own life experience, feels more exuberantly youthful than that of most Sundance phenoms.”
Richard Brody Has Malick’s Song To Song To Bash Sundance With Today