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Anthony Lane

I believe we actually have a photo of Anthony Lane watching two women talk in a Pixar movie… pic.twitter.com/Fk9W1hmRpT — Will Goss (@williambgoss) June 19, 2018

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Zemeckis Set For WB’s “The Witches” From Previously-Shot Roald Dahl Book

Zemeckis Set For WB’s “The Witches” From Previously-Shot Roald Dahl Book

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Joseph Beyer Offers “The Brief History of the Elk Rapids Cinema in Northern Michigan”

Joseph Beyer Offers “The Brief History of the Elk Rapids Cinema in Northern Michigan”

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BERLINALE

While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, word that @FilmFestLocarno artistic director @CarloChatrian has been selected—possibly as one of two new directors—to replace Dieter Kosslick is great news for the @berlinale ! https://t.co/8lNFic4e8f pic.twitter.com/Di6ke7wFC8 — The Daily (@CriterionDaily) June 19, 2018

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“Disney’s Moana Screened for Migrant Kids Detained at Border: Thanks for Rubbing It In, America,” Writes Michael Phillips

“What’s beyond that line? Will I cross that line?” “Sometimes the world seems against you The journey may leave a scar But scars can heal and reveal Just where you are.” “Disney’s Moana Screened for Migrant Kids Detained at Border: Thanks for Rubbing It In, America,” Writes Michael Phillips

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New MailOnline Editor Recruited from Fox News Digital

New MailOnline Editor Recruited from Fox News Digital 

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Anthony Lane

I'm not sure "This children's animated movie is boner-iffic" is really the tone I expected from The New Yorker. https://t.co/DvRFyRVp0c — John Rogers (@jonrog1) June 19, 2018

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Jennifer Lee, Pete Docter to Run Disney Animation, Pixar

Jennifer Lee, Pete Docter to Run Disney Animation, Pixar

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John Stankey

“I want to be fully transparent and clear, that’s kind of how I choose to operate and work with folks. I don’t think it’s startling to anybody that the Time Warner corporate entity has a high degree of overlap and duplication with the AT&T corporate entity. We don’t need two treasury departments that are going…

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I have made two films for 20th Century Fox and love the people in the movie and TV divisions. But I too cannot condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by this current administration toward immigrant children. https://t.co/6JqIQPjepV — Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 19, 2018

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Modern Family

I look forward to seeing #ModernFamily through to the end and then, sale or no sale, setting up shop elsewhere. — Steve Levitan (@SteveLevitan) June 19, 2018

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Mike Hoolboom via Cameron Bailey

A useful debate on experimental film and exclusion, which I first remember being a part of in Toronto circa 1989. https://t.co/VSCYwV5dHC — Cameron Bailey (@cameron_tiff) June 19, 2018

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Scott Derrickson

“I try to respect the creative process and put to the test what I believe and see what growth there is in the story for me to learn from, and how this story can expand me. If it enriches and resonates with me, then [I hope] it will do the same for the audience.” Scott Derrickson

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“With Two Suitors for Fox, the Murdochs Consider Next Steps”

“With Two Suitors for Fox, the Murdochs Consider Next Steps”

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WarnerMedia Employees Will Be Lavished With “Robust” Discounts On AT&T Product

WarnerMedia Employees Will Be Lavished With “Robust” Discounts On AT&T Product

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At Play in the JLG Sound Archive With Soundwalk Collective

At Play in the JLG Sound Archive With Soundwalk Collective 

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Roger

“Every great film should seem new every time you see it.” — Roger Ebert would be 76 today. Happy birthday to the incomparable critic and film lover. #bornonthisday pic.twitter.com/a1fqSoVdPY — TIFF (@TIFF_NET) June 18, 2018

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Marlene

“It is her air of not caring that sets her apart. She wears it like a perfume, like a veil, like her own special lighting.” Imogen Sara Smith on Marlene Dietrich: https://t.co/xfPFGW33Ku pic.twitter.com/TeIL2g4U7L — The Daily (@CriterionDaily) June 18, 2018

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Warner Media

Worth it.A new day dawns tomorrow across Warner Media. https://t.co/rbveIadQFK — Jack Morrissey (@Jack_Morrissey) June 18, 2018

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“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch

To me, Hunter S. Thompson was a hero. His early books were great, but in many ways, his life and career post–Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail is a cautionary tale for authors. People expected him to be high and drunk all the time and play that persona, and he stuck with that to the end, and I don’t think it was good for him. I always sort of feel mixed emotions when I hear that people went and hung out with Hunter and how great it was to get high with Hunter. The fact is the guy was having difficulty doing any sustained writing at all for years probably because so many quote, unquote, “friends” wanted to get high with him … There was a badly disappointed romantic there. I mean, that great line, “This is where the wave broke, the tide rolled back … ” This was a guy that was hurt and disappointed and very bitter about things, and it made his writing beautiful, and also with that came a lot of pain.
~ Anthony Bourdain