MCN Curated Headlines Archive for February, 2014

“What’s most appealing about documentary is you get to reinvent it every time you make a film. If you’re gonna do the same thing over and over, why bother?”
Errol Morris Talks The Unknown Known

“Lawrence seems like a weird, idiosyncratic, charismatic human. She’s never polished; she’s always —-ing up.
Anne Helen Petersen Places Jennifer Lawrence In The Lineage Of “Cool Girls”

“For the next two weeks, I will work and get drunk with the country’s top directors, composers and film stars.”
Anna Broinowski Check$ In On North Korean Filmmaking

variety

“The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.”
Noah Marketing Will Now Concede That There’s No Such Thing As A Movie That Reflects The Bible As Understood Differently By Millions Of Individuals

hollywoodreporter.com

“Girls”… In Outer. Space. In Outer. Space! 
Adam Driver To Be Baddie In Next “Star Wars”?

indie wire

“Likewise per usual at this juncture, my mind became crowded with questions, each one a pin ready to poke holes in what at first seemed like an easy decision.Through these factors, I’ve come to the realization that I don’t need to own a film to feel ownership of it.”
IndieWIRE Advises Readers To Buy Criterion At Retail, Not Via “Flash Sales”

“Today’s rooster is tomorrow’s feather duster. Pride does come before a fall.”
Catherine Martin Talks Style, Gatsby And Beyond

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“Most of these women were in their early twenties. Most of them refused to go any further with him, but a few went to dinner, or to some sort of casting situation, or to someplace private… if the stories were just about some crazed sex addict who approaches thousands of women on the street trying to get laid, I wouldn’t be posting this now. I don’t want to be attacking every Hollywood douchebag who hits on countless women. That type of behavior isn’t cool, but I think it’s important to separate douchebaggery from any kind of sexual coercion. But the women I talked to who DID go someplace private with Toback, told stories that were worse than the women only accosted on the street… So I did what I could do in my impotent state – for over twenty years now, I’ve been bringing up James Toback every chance I could in groups of people. I couldn’t stop him, but I could warn people about him… I’ve been hoping the Weinstein/O’Reilly stuff would bring this vampire into the light (him and a couple others, frankly). So I was happy today to wake up to this story in the L. A. Times.”
~ James Gunn

“BATTLE OF THE SEXES: Politics and queerness as spectacle/spectacle as politics and queerness. Pretty delightful, lovely, erotic. A-

“Not since EASY A and CABARET have I seen Emma Stone give a real sense of her range. Here, she has pathos and interiority and desire. I love the cinematography and the ways in which the images of the tennis icons are refracted and manipulated via various surfaces/mediators. Also, wild how a haircut is one of the most erotic scenes in cinema this year. Spine tinglingly tactile that feels refreshing. Proof that *cough* you don’t need to be ~graphic/explicit~ to be erotic *cough*. Also, it made me want to get into tennis. Watching it, at least.

“There are interesting touches and intimations as to the cinematic nature of sports, & unpacking the formal approach of broadcasting sports.Also, I was here for Sarah Silverman smoking. And also, hi Mickey Sumner!! It’s a really interesting film about the ways in which public spectacle is never apolitical, and how spectacle is prone to assignation.

“There’s this one other scene from BATTLE OF THE SEXES that I love, and it’s the one in the bar. You see Billie looking after Marilyn as she dances. Through a crowd. There’s a paradoxical closeness and distance between them. In the purple light, and the kitschy decor, everything is distorted. But Billie catches a glance and you can feel the nervous swell inside.”
~ Kyle Turner