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James Murdoch To Donate A Million Dollars To Anti-Defamation League

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“I can’t even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so.”
James Murdoch To Donate A Million Dollars To Anti-Defamation League

Richard Rushfield’s Got His Own Tom Rothman History In The Making

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Richard Rushfield‘s Got His Own Tom Rothman History In The Making

Loss Of Trump Tweets Would Devalue Twitter An Estimated Two Billion Dollars

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Loss Of Trump Tweets Would Devalue Twitter An Estimated Two Billion Dollars

Could Trump Still Kill The AT&T-Time Warner Merger, Which He Has Publicly Threatened?

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“The White House didn’t respond to requests for comment.”
Could Trump Still Kill The AT&T-Time Warner Merger, Which He Has Publicly Threatened?

Battle For Rome’s 1950s Cinema America Against Gentrification In Trastevere Neighborhood Persists

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“You’ve done something marvelous,The youth of the Cinema America are doing something important. Not just for Trastevere but for Rome and for Italy.”
Battle For Rome’s 1950s Cinema America Against Gentrification In Trastevere Neighborhood Persists

Disney Extends Contracts For CFO And Other Execs

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Disney Extends Contracts For CFO And Other Execs

Kathryn Bigelow In London, Post-Charlottesville

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“It was an atrocity. I don’t know where we go from here. Does it scare me? Does it scare me? Fear is not an option, so I feel compelled to do what I can in response. And using the media I have available to do that.”
Kathryn Bigelow In London, Post-Charlottesville

W Calls Riley Keough Steven Soderbergh’s “New Julia Roberts”

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

W Calls Riley Keough Steven Soderbergh’s “New Julia Roberts”

David Lynch On “Twin Peaks” Sound Design

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“Are you kidding me? I love electricity. I love the wind.”
David Lynch On “Twin Peaks” Sound Design

Anna Biller’s Followup To Love Witch: A Bluebeard Movie

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“No matter how strong a person is, they can’t outsmart a sociopath or get them to change their ways. The only way to survive is to make a clean break. Sociopaths often love-bomb women with their charm and sex appeal, so that women become sex-addicted and confused. The typical victim of a sociopath is a person with a good heart who is trusting and loving, who sincerely believes that the sociopath can be rehabilitated. It’s this trust and love that causes the victim to stay longer than another person – often, tragically, long enough to get killed.”
Anna Biller’s Followup To Love Witch: A Bluebeard Movie

“What takes The Hitman’s Bodyguard down from merely bad to enraging is the tone – a kind of nihilistic flippancy in the Kingsman vein, which history has shown us has to be very carefully earned if it’s to needle and delight, rather than infuriate. The movie simply doesn’t put in the effort, with the result that almost every aspect of the film proves wildly irritating, from its central odd couple to the dubious green-screen work that regularly has them pulling nonchalant faces in front of exploding buildings.”

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“What takes The Hitman’s Bodyguard down from merely bad to enraging is the tone – a kind of nihilistic flippancy in the Kingsman vein, which history has shown us has to be very carefully earned if it’s to needle and delight, rather than infuriate. The movie simply doesn’t put in the effort, with the result that almost every aspect of the film proves wildly irritating, from its central odd couple to the dubious green-screen work that regularly has them pulling nonchalant faces in front of exploding buildings.”

On Disney And Its Deal In Its “Pink Slime” Story

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“What’s striking isn’t just the size of the sum, or that ABC agreed to it before its lawyers started making their case at trial. It’s that the network continues to stand by its reporting (no retraction, no corrections, nada), which remains on its site. In a world where the free press is under attack from politicians, the public, and Silicon Valley billionaires, one of the few companies with the resources to mount a legal defense of journalism instead chose to pay its assailants to shut up and go away.”
On Disney And Its Deal In Its “Pink Slime” Story

Now HBO’s Social Media Gets Hacked

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Now HBO’s Social Media Gets Hacked

Michael Chabon And Ayelet Waldman Pen “An Open Letter To Our Fellow Jews”

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“First he went after immigrants, the poor, Muslims, trans people and people of color, and you did nothing. Now he’s coming after you. The question is: what are you going to do about it?”
Michael Chabon And Ayelet Waldman Pen “An Open Letter To Our Fellow Jews”

Talking Velocity With Good Time Cinematographer Sean Price Williams

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“I watch so many old, really pretentious artsy movies that I just love. We were just watching Glauber Rocha. He’s constantly a source of energy. And I just watched The Lovers on the Bridge again. There are Godard movies that I’m still not over. His last movie was one of his best movies in my opinion.”
Talking Velocity With Good Time Cinematographer Sean Price Williams

AFM Analyzes Successful Films Budgeted At $10-$20 Million

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“By far the biggest category is a group of films that found an older audience – what we’re calling Senior Cinephiles. We’re considering anyone over 35 to be ‘senior.'”
AFM Analyzes Successful Films Since 2000 Budgeted At $10-$20 Million

“Here’s what The Hitman’s Bodyguard has going for it: It’s exactly the movie it promises to be, but more so. It’s more wild, more hilarious, more giddily irresponsible — it’s the hard-R action comedy that kids sneaking into it might imagine it’s going to be, minus ’70s and ’80s-style nudity. At any moment, another chase or gunfight or burst of ludicrous violence might break out, all peppered with the inventive swearing of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds and a spectacularly filthy-mouth Salma Hayek.”

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

French Actress Marine Vacth

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“I look at nudity as I would a costume.” 
French Actress Marine Vacth

First Run Features Offering Blood In The Face And Welcome To Leith DVDs For $5

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

First Run Features Offering Documentaries On White Supremacists, Blood In The Face And Welcome To Leith On DVD For $5

Justin Chon On His 1992 L.A. Riots Drama

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

“If you call somebody that, yeah, that’s not cool. But the actual word is beautiful, you know?”
Justin Chon On His 1992 L.A. Riots Drama