Movie City News Archive for July, 2019

IP women

Of course if someone like Chloe Zhao directs a Marvel movie, then millions more people will see her film than may have otherwise, but then where does Zhao go afterwards? And is this REALLY how we want to position our most talented voices in the industry, as blockbuster machines? — Kate Hagen (@thathagengrrl) July 15,…

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“At its core, folk horror is speculative fiction about the failures of the Enlightenment.”

“At its core, folk horror is speculative fiction about the failures of the Enlightenment.”

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Gerwig, Baumbach Team To Pen “Barbie” For Margot Robbie

Gerwig, Baumbach Team To Pen “Barbie” For Margot Robbie; Gerwig Could Direct

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Chicago Film Office Names Kwame Amoaku New Director

Chicago Film Office Names Kwame Amoaku New Director

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Stan’s Soapbox

You can critique a movie on its merits, on the writing, how it handles its themes, all that. But to say a movie is bad because it is working to reach an audience other than white men is stupidity of the highest order. — Barnabas T. Bullion aka ETB (@BTBullion_ETB) March 10, 2019

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Par Crawl

PAR CRAWL Yes definitely. Has made my top 5 of the year. What were they thinking? — Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) July 15, 2019

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Break Point

I’m at a kid’s birthday party. These two dads show up. These guys don’t know each other. This wasn’t planned. This is a total coincidence. Or rather, a miracle. God bless this country. pic.twitter.com/RAe0Nr905a — Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) July 13, 2019

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Farewell per screen

#TheFarewell generated $351,330 when it opened in four venues, beating out #AvengersEndgame for the biggest theater average of the year https://t.co/gTpAz2CeAf pic.twitter.com/nvyiz2A5iL — Variety (@Variety) July 14, 2019

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Berger

Berger reading Simone Weil. I couldn’t get through this without crying today. pic.twitter.com/HwCwReRdI5 — Bethany Hindmarsh (@bthmrsh) July 13, 2019

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WA

pic.twitter.com/0sB6aa23vb — Apichatpong W. (@kickthemachine) July 14, 2019

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Film Twitter

  Yes, and Film Twitter is the enemy of good film criticism. — Robert Koehler (@bhkoe) July 13, 2019 pic.twitter.com/E84mnKtQvv — jen yamato (@jenyamato) July 13, 2019

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Masturbatory presentism

“Masturbatory presentism” it is a great phrase that describes a lot of the hot takes being written about pop culture now. I remember receiving a Film Comment issue in the mail in 1991 with an article debating whether SOTL was homophobic. It wasn’t even released yet. https://t.co/Siqpvi0rtb — MZS (@mattzollerseitz) June 23, 2019

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Silverman

Sometimes I read social/political stuff I tweeted where I use supe virtuous language like, “we must..” and it’s cringetastic — Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) July 14, 2019

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Burt Reynolds Nearly Made It To Tarantino Hollywood

Burt Reynolds Nearly Made It To Tarantino Hollywood

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Globe and Mail Canada

This is REALLY bad news. Globe & Mail is one of Canada's biggest newspapers RT @georgiastraight: Globe and Mail staff member tweets that 79 people are taking buyouts at his newspaper https://t.co/feh0hPYvYY — Strannik (@Strannik_REB45) July 13, 2019

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Unspecifed HBO Spokesperson Suggests Indiewire Bug Off

“There wouldn’t be a Season 2 of ‘Big Little Lies’ without Andrea Arnold. We at HBO and the producers are extremely proud of her work. As with any television project, the executive producers work collaboratively on the series and we think the final product speaks for itself.” Unspecifed HBO Spokesperson Suggests Indiewire Bug Off

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Friday Movies: MIDSOMMAR, THE JUNIPER TREE, THE CURE, COOKED

Oh, shit: shit happens. Or “Holy shit, right?”

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Physical media

"Restoration Tragedy: Keeping Up With The Past of the Movies” "(This is why it's an archive, not a hoard.)” https://t.co/uraJ9owtIB — Ray Pride (@RayPride) July 12, 2019

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Ava Andrea

Dear Andrea Arnold. Thank you for all of your beautiful work. Can’t wait to experience more and more. We are lucky to have you. Your fan, Ava pic.twitter.com/zg4VrVzsSe — Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 12, 2019

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“If the lesson of the original Lion King was one of birth and death and mutual respect — a concept represented by the movie’s intuitive ‘Circle of Life’ motif — then its successor’s driving philosophy could be described as the ‘Circle of Commerce': First there was ‘Hamlet’ (which scholars consider to be a retelling of an earlier Scandinavian legend), then The Lion King, then a Broadway musical, and now this, the latest trend in Disney’s efforts to mine new gold from its animated catalog.”

“If the lesson of the original Lion King was one of birth and death and mutual respect — a concept represented by the movie’s intuitive ‘Circle of Life’ motif — then its successor’s driving philosophy could be described as the ‘Circle of Commerce': First there was ‘Hamlet’ (which scholars consider to be a retelling of…

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Movie City News

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“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould