MCN Curated Headlines Archive for August, 2013

hollywoodreporter.com

“I think the way Hollywood deals with violence is deplorable, cartoonish, garish and ignorant. It plays a role in feeding a society that’s far too violent. So we could only deal with violence in a way that shows its true horror and banality.”
Prisoners Breaks Out

LA Times

“Every mean thing that could be written about me has already been written. I’ve already been poor for 10 years and made movies that nobody saw. Going back to that doesn’t scare me. So I’m at a playful, experimental point right now. What’s the worst thing that could happen?”
Olsen Indie-Focuses Joe Swanberg’s Career Turn

NY Times

“It shares a European sensibility. Strong attention to visual detail and faith in the patience of the viewer that speaks of a government-financed system that doesn’t have to make its money back.”
TIFF Doc Programmer Thom Powers’ Pre-Toronto Routine

“I go at off hours, to try to avoid the slings and arrows of contemporary audiences.”
Maltin Talks Movie Guide Plus Texting In Theaters

LA Times

“Before you know it, you find yourself in the middle of the ocean. You don’t know how far away you are from land and the only choice you have is to keep on moving.”
Gravity Had A Gravity Problem

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“I never accepted the term contrarian. I think that’s offensive, frankly. And my response to that is: if I’m a contrarian, what are other reviewers? What I strive to do is be a good critic, not somebody who simply accepts the product put in front of me. I guess it scares people to think that they don’t have any originality; that they don’t have the capacity to think for themselves.

“There’s a line a lot of reviewers use that I don’t like at all. They say ‘accept the film on its own terms.’ What that really means is, ‘accept the film as it is advertised.’ That’s got nothing to do with criticism. Nothing to do with having a response as a film watcher. A thinking person has to analyze what’s on screen, not simply rubber-stamp it or kowtow to marketing.”m

“To me, everything does have a political component and I think it’s an interesting way to look at art. It’s one way that makes film reviewing, I think, a politically relevant form of journalism. We do live in a political world, and we bring our political sense to the movies with us – unless you’re the kind of person who goes to the movies and shuts off the outside world. I’m not that kind of person.”
~ Armond White to Luke Buckmaster

“One of comedy’s defining pathologies, alongside literal pathologies like narcissism and self-loathing, is its swaggering certainty that it is part of the political vanguard, while upholding one of the most rigidly patriarchal hierarchies of any art form.”
~ Lindy West