MCN Curated Headlines Archive for June, 2013

“Had there been knowledge of human rights issues any kind, Jennifer would not have attended.”
Lopez Apologizes For Singing “Happy Birthday” To Turkmen Tyrant Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

“Conservatives would be crucified for saying something like this. A liberal is given an easy exit. I’m not for punishing people for speech; but I am against excusing the threat of homophobic rape against a specific individual because the bigot says he pro-gay.”
Andrew Sullivan Dissects Why He Finds Alec Baldwin “Worthless”

The Academy’s Eye-Popping List Of 276 New Invitees Includes:
Dawson, Gordon-Levitt, Grodin, Jovovich, Patton, Peña, Riva, Trejo, Delhomme, Fraser, Gautier, Agnès Godard, Kelemen, Mark Lee Ping Bing, de Rakoff, Arcel, DuVernay, Feig, Hardwicke, Kwapis, Larraín, McQueen, Panahi,  Phillips, Zeitlin, Chang, Robert Frank, Greenfield, Longinotto, Guzmán, Honigmann, Jayanti, Lanzmann, Noujaim, Ophüls, Varda, Padilha, d’Arbeloff, Leiner, Meron, Hisaishi, Martinez, Delpy, Nichols, Rian Johnson, Terrio, Polley And Prince

“If this teeming, discursive book of a mere 300 pages were filleted to its slender core of aphoristic brilliance, it would be a chapbook of cinematic wisdom to rival Robert Bresson’s ‘Notes on the Cinematographer’.”
Brody Lavishes Himself On Jaglom’s Book-Length Taping Of Welles At Lunch

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Feature films are suffering a kind of bad time right now, in my opinion, because the feature films that play in theaters are blockbusters. That seems to fill the theaters, but the art-house cinema is gone. If I made a feature film, it might play in L.A. and New York, a couple of other places, for a week in a little part of a cineplex, and then it would go who knows where. I built this to be on the big screen. It will be on a smaller screen, but it’s built for the big screen. You want a feature film to play on a big screen with big sound, and utilize all the best technology to make a world. It’s really tough after all that work to not get it in the theater. So I say that cable television is a new art house, and it’s good that it’s here.”
~ David Lynch

“The purpose of film isn’t to present the kindness of the world.”
~ Isabelle Huppert