MCN Curated Headlines

“In 2016, as in 1972, and 1937, there are plenty of disgusting men in the movie industry who don’t see what the problem is. Now they are being forced to confront the poison they have created.”
Peter Bradshaw Has Words On Last Tango

NY Times

“Atom suggests movies based on previous orders and information gleaned from linked social network accounts.”
Brooks Barnes On Lionsgate-Fox-Disney Movie-Ticketing Start-Up Backed By J. J. Abrams, Tyler Perry And Steven Spielberg

hollywoodreporter.com

“I love the culture. I love the history. I’m probably the last person of my generation that can read a Yiddish newspaper perfectly. I’m very proud.”
Larry King, Brett Ratner Feted by American Jewish Historical Society

“A big, beautiful tomb, a rhythmically hypnotic death march, an exquisite painting that traps a man within its brush strokes and never lets him go.”
Kim Morgan On Barry Lyndon

“If they’d done it my way, it would have been a hit.”
Steve Bannon’s Obsessions Include Shakespeare’s Goriest Play And Sex In Outer Space

NY Times

“There is something about film that we cannot define, and it’s called Bogart and Bacall. The best movies reflect the unknown, undefinable chemistries of life. You can be as meticulous a filmmaker as there ever was. It’s the accidents that make art. It’s why you can’t manufacture great films. If we could, Hollywood would be churning them out.”
Brooks Barnes On The La La Land That Wasn’t

“The main subject of the contemporary French cinema—albeit a subject that underlies the action and rarely comes to the fore—is infrastructure, and the infrastructure of modern French life is as much a matter of discourse as it is a matter of matter.”
Richard Brody Offers A Lede That’s Also A Dare To Keep Reading

LA Times

“Few personalities in the modern era have clashed with the entertainment power structure so epically, or stuck to their guns so obdurately.”
The Return Of Writer-Director Stephen Gaghan

JLGJoyeux 86ème Anniversaire Monsieur Godard

“In a crucial scene, Michèle literally unmasks her attacker, stares him in the eye, challenging him, unblinking—her rapist is someone she knows. It’s an all-too-familiar paradox: that someone can be friend and rapist, lover and rapist, relative and rapist. Michèle refuses to let her attacker escape this contradiction by being one role or the other. She forces him to be both at once.”
Miriam Bale Says Isabelle Huppert Takes Control As Actress And Auteur In Elle

“We almost never get the chance to see these towns for what they are, without decoration. Hell Or High Water does this with shocking grace and civility. By showing without underlining, it makes you feel the desperation of these places.”
Kaleb Horton In Hell Or High Water Country

variety

 “While the president will remain actively engaged in inspiring young people and he is interested in the changing ways people consume information, he has no plans to get into the media business after he leaves office.”
Unsourced Report On Mic Website Claims Obama Looking To Digital Media Career

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Fey: How are we going to proceed with any kind of dignity in an increasingly ugly world? And I actually was thinking — because I’ve got to write something for when I get the award — to use Sherry Lansing as an inspiration because she was a lady who worked in a very, very ugly business and always managed to be quite dignified. But in a world where the president makes fun of handicapped people and fat people, how do we proceed with dignity? I want to tell people, “If you do two things this year, watch Idiocracy by Mike Judge and read Leni Riefenstahl’s 800-page autobiography and then call it a year.”
Letterman: Wait a minute. Tell me about Leni Riefenstahl.
Fey: She grew up in Germany. She was in many ways a brilliant pioneer. She pioneered sports photography as we know it. She’s the one who had the idea to dig a trench next to the track for the Olympics and put a camera on a dolly. But she also rolled with the punches and said, “Well, he’s the führer. He’s my president. I’ll make films for him.” She did some terrible, terrible things. And I remember reading 20 years ago, thinking, “This is a real lesson, to be an artist who doesn’t roll with what your leader is doing just because he’s your leader.”
Letterman: My impression of this woman is that she was the sister of Satan.
Fey: She was in many ways. But what she claimed in the book was, “He was the president, so what was I supposed to do?” And I feel a lot of people are going to start rolling that way.
~ Tina Fey And David Letterman Are Anxious

“I love it! Shia’s crazy and he’s great. It’s a good combination for me. I don’t know if he’s going to jump up and attack me, or the camera, or the actor, and I kind of enjoy that. He brings something unexpected, all the time. A little frightening, a little grey, so I really enjoy that kind of madness. I think he takes this work very serious, really serious, and sometimes maybe that comes across arrogant or annoying, and I understand that. But it’s nice when someone cares so much. I don’t know how easy it is to be a big movie star, I’ll never understand that world, but to show up and care that much, to me, is a nice deal and I’ll take it. With all the craziness.”
~ Dito Montiel On Shia Labeouf