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Michael Schulman Goes 6,000 Words Behind The Scenes At Oscar

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“I’d really like to see them use their muscle to push the studios to include more diverse voices.”
Michael Schulman Goes 6,000 Words Behind The Scenes At Oscar

Oscar-Winner John Irving Says Acceptance Speeches Should Be Political

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“In five of my 14 novels, I’ve written about sexual intolerance — about hatred of sexual minorities and sexual differences. Whatever the protocol for Oscar acceptance speeches is, or was, the creative community has an obligation: to be intolerant of intolerance. I hope there’s no protocol governing Oscar speeches this year.”
Oscar-Winner John Irving Says Acceptance Speeches Should Be Political

“After careful consideration, Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint have cancelled publication of ‘Dangerous’ by Milo Yiannopoulos.”

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“After careful consideration, Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint have cancelled publication of ‘Dangerous’ by Milo Yiannopoulos.”

Simon & Schuster Cancels Book By Breitbart Editor—Earlier Accused Of Racism, Sexism —After Pedophilia Comments Surface

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Simon & Schuster Cancels Book By Breitbart Editor—Earlier Accused Of Racism, Sexism —After Pedophilia Comments Surface

“These things are troubling, and we could almost write them off—almost—as jokes falling on the deaf ears of liberals. Humor and trolling are, after all, two of Milo’s hallmarks, and lack of humor is one of his main critiques of PC liberals like me. We can’t take a good joke about rape, or about black women looking like apes.”

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“These things are troubling, and we could almost write them off—almost—as jokes falling on the deaf ears of liberals. Humor and trolling are, after all, two of Milo’s hallmarks, and lack of humor is one of his main critiques of PC liberals like me. We can’t take a good joke about rape, or about black women looking like apes.”

“I’ve been continually shocked by the willingness of many in the publishing industry to stifle Milo’s opinions. The right to speak freely, even if your opinions are unpopular, should be the bedrock of our industry.”

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“I’ve been continually shocked by the willingness of many in the publishing industry to stifle Milo’s opinions. The right to speak freely, even if your opinions are unpopular, should be the bedrock of our industry.”

Lars Von Trier Teases His House That Jack Built

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Lars Von Trier Teases His Serial Killer House That Jack Built

“I have this fundamental block — maybe I’ll always have it, maybe I’ll get past it — but I am essentially Chiron, I grew up like this kid and there are just certain ceilings that I never can imagine myself breaking through,”

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“I have this fundamental block — maybe I’ll always have it, maybe I’ll get past it — but I am essentially Chiron, I grew up like this kid and there are just certain ceilings that I never can imagine myself breaking through.”

“It was never a play. It was always scripted in a way that was about the visual life of it. So for example, there are no ‘Lights up on’ or ‘Curtain opens on’ or ‘Enter stage left’ sort of instructions. All of the instructions in the original script ‘In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue’ are like ‘CUT TO: Black washing his face,’ and ‘CUT TO: Little standing in the middle of a field.’ So to try to put that on stage would be — crazy, I think.”

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“It was never a play. It was always scripted in a way that was about the visual life of it. So for example, there are no ‘Lights up on’ or ‘Curtain opens on’ or ‘Enter stage left’ sort of instructions. All of the instructions in the original script ‘In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue’ are like ‘CUT TO: Black washing his face,’ and ‘CUT TO: Little standing in the middle of a field.’ So to try to put that on stage would be — crazy, I think.”

“Video Essays In The Age Of Social Media”

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“The enforcement of stricter copyright terms on video essayists has [had an effect] on output, not in terms of number of videos produced but in terms of quality. Instead of moving towards film criticism, many of the newer Facebook-first videos from Fandor merely relay information.
“Video Essays In The Age Of Social Media”

“James Baldwin Should Make You Uncomfortable”

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“James Baldwin Should Make You Uncomfortable”

Ten-Minute Sequel To Love, Actually Debuts On NBC In May

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Ten-Minute Sequel To Love, Actually Debuts On NBC In May

First American Independent Film Awards Go To Krisha For Film, Director, Screenplay, Lead Perf

Monday, February 20th, 2017

First American Independent Film Awards Go To Krisha For Film, Director, Screenplay, Lead Perf

At WGA Awards, Oliver Stone Comments On “The Military-Industrial-Money-Media Security Complex”

Monday, February 20th, 2017

At WGA Awards, Oliver Stone Comments On “The Military-Industrial-Money-Media Security Complex”

NZ Appeals Court Removes Step To Kim Dotcom Extradition

Monday, February 20th, 2017

NZ Appeals Court Removes Step To Kim Dotcom Extradition

Keanu On A Fourth Matrix Movie: “That’d Be Weird, But Why Not?”

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Keanu On A Fourth Matrix Movie: “That’d Be Weird, But Why Not?”

Matt Zoller Seitz On Richard Schickel

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“Whether I agreed or disagreed with his verdicts, he made me appreciate the skill involved in sketching a concise but thorough portrait of a moviegoing experience. And he was especially good at drawing the reader’s attention to films that weren’t big deals yet but were about to be.”
Matt Zoller Seitz On Richard Schickel

Slavoj Žižek Cocks A Snoot At La La Land

Monday, February 20th, 2017

“How come those PC Leftists who complain about the sub-representation of sexual and ethnic minorities in Hollywood movies never complain about the gross misrepresentation of the lower class majority of workers? It’s OK if workers are invisible, just that we get here and there a gay or lesbian character…”
Slavoj Žižek Cocks A Snoot At La La Land

Chris Marker’s Photographs From His Visit To Pyongyang

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Chris Marker’s Photographs From His Visit To Pyongyang

Jack Ma’s Alibaba Pictures To Announce $140 Million Loss, Largely On Mobile Ticketing App

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Jack Ma’s Alibaba Pictures To Announce $140 Million Loss, Largely On Mobile Ticketing App