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Pillocks Pillory Scorsese

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Weisman

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Bob No, No Bob

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

The Sunday Column Speaks Of Ang Lee

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

“The first words out of his mouth were ‘I’m not crazy.’ He said it with a grin, but it struck me as an odd joke. Whoever said Ang Lee was crazy?”
The Sunday Column Speaks Of Ang Lee

“I spent my adolescence in a terrible hurry to read all the books, see all the movies, listen to all the music, look at everything in all the museums. That pursuit required more effort back then, when nothing was streaming and everything had to be hunted down, bought or borrowed. Culturally ravenous young people have always been insufferable and never unusual, even though they tend to invest a lot in being different; in aspiring (or pretending) to something deeper, higher than the common run. Viewed with the chastened hindsight of adulthood, their seriousness shows its ridiculous side, but the longing that drives it is no joke. It’s a hunger not so much for knowledge as for experience of a particular kind. Two kinds, really: the specific experience of encountering a book or work of art and also the future experience, the state of perfectly cultivated being, that awaits you at the end of the search. Once you’;ve read everything, then at last you can begin.”

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

“I spent my adolescence in a terrible hurry to read all the books, see all the movies, listen to all the music, look at everything in all the museums. That pursuit required more effort back then, when nothing was streaming and everything had to be hunted down, bought or borrowed. Culturally ravenous young people have always been insufferable and never unusual, even though they tend to invest a lot in being different; in aspiring (or pretending) to something deeper, higher than the common run. Viewed with the chastened hindsight of adulthood, their seriousness shows its ridiculous side, but the longing that drives it is no joke. It’s a hunger not so much for knowledge as for experience of a particular kind. Two kinds, really: the specific experience of encountering a book or work of art and also the future experience, the state of perfectly cultivated being, that awaits you at the end of the search. Once you’;ve read everything, then at last you can begin.”

“You haven’t seen nerves until you’ve met Ang Lee on the day his new film receives its world premiere.”

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

“You haven’t seen nerves until you’ve met Ang Lee on the day his new film receives its world premiere.”

“One year ago, I resigned from NBC News because they ordered me to stop reporting on Harvey Weinstein, and I did not believe that they had been truthful with me or Ronan Farrow, the correspondent with whom I worked for almost a year on what would become one of the defining stories of our time.”

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

“One year ago, I resigned from NBC News because they ordered me to stop reporting on Harvey Weinstein, and I did not believe that they had been truthful with me or Ronan Farrow, the correspondent with whom I worked for almost a year on what would become one of the defining stories of our time.”

Bong Joon-Ho Talks All Things Parasite

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Parasite is already a blockbuster in South Korea, where it grossed $70.9 million this summer. He’s curious how North American moviegoers will receive it, with its universal class themes and culturally specific details — like the failed Taiwanese castella shop Ki-taek once ran, the frictions of modern South Korean socioeconomics, or the “ramdon,” a rendition of a jjapaguri instant noodle dish that centers one of the film’s most virtuosic suspense sequences.”
Bong Joon-Ho Talks All Things Parasite

Fuckin’ Bob Weinstein

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Robert Forster, 78

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Robert Forster, 78

Sallitt

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Punisher creator

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

“The technological stuff can only go so far. It’s not going to change other things,” De Niro said. “If it does to such a point it becomes something that is not what a person is, what a human is. It can be another type of entertainment, like comic strip things, Marvel. The comic book character-type things, cartoony stuff.”

Friday, October 11th, 2019

“The technological stuff can only go so far. It’s not going to change other things,” De Niro said. “If it does to such a point it becomes something that is not what a person is, what a human is. It can be another type of entertainment, like comic strip things, Marvel. The comic book character-type things, cartoony stuff.”

SAM NEILL

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Barr Hit

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Shep

Friday, October 11th, 2019

“Mendelsohn’s straggly haired, shambolic Henry in ‘The King’ seems gone to seed compared with others’ interpretations of the role. “Yes,” he laughs. “There’s a sense of an older generation having fucked it up and there being probably two spheres that we can point to. One is the civil unrest and the state that he’s left the realm in. But the other is probably more in his deportment, being a human — he’s fucked that up as well.”

Friday, October 11th, 2019

“Mendelsohn’s straggly haired, shambolic Henry in The King seems gone to seed compared with others’ interpretations of the role. “Yes,” he laughs. “There’s a sense of an older generation having fucked it up and there being probably two spheres that we can point to. One is the civil unrest and the state that he’s left the realm in. But the other is probably more in his deportment, being a human — he’s fucked that up as well.”

“The lizards were totally having sex. Kathryn Hahn knew it, and even the man who owned the lizards knew it, though he was trying to be very polite about the whole situation. Hahn and I stumbled upon this strange tableau — a man, bald and tattooed and wearing tube socks, sitting at the bottom of a narrow concrete staircase with two bearded dragons on his thigh, one perched on top of the other — when we were hiking in the hills above her house in Los Feliz last June. He told us that their names were Sun and Shine. “Oh, my God, they’re so beautiful,” Hahn told the man. Then, with a wave: “Is something … happening right now?” “No,” the man said. “They’re just out for a sunbathe.”

Friday, October 11th, 2019

“The lizards were totally having sex. Kathryn Hahn knew it, and even the man who owned the lizards knew it, though he was trying to be very polite about the whole situation. Hahn and I stumbled upon this strange tableau — a man, bald and tattooed and wearing tube socks, sitting at the bottom of a narrow concrete staircase with two bearded dragons on his thigh, one perched on top of the other — when we were hiking in the hills above her house in Los Feliz last June. He told us that their names were Sun and Shine. “Oh, my God, they’re so beautiful,” Hahn told the man. Then, with a wave: “Is something … happening right now?” “No,” the man said. “They’re just out for a sunbathe.”

Aciman

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Hillary Moderates

Friday, October 11th, 2019