MCN Curated Headlines Archive for May, 2015

NY Times

“Way, way back when I made Do the Right Thing, there were people who said this film would cause riots all across America, that black people were going to run amok. They wrote a whole bunch of things. But those people ended up being on the wrong side of history. And the same is going to happen in Chicago.”
Julie Bosman Offers Background As Spike Lee Starts His Chicago Gun Violence Movie

“Our mission’s to do great journalism and tell people about the world,”
Buzzfeed Publishes “The Hardest Game Of ‘—-, Marry, Kill’ For Anybody Who Is Attracted To Hot Ladies”

“She would just go stand for nine hours at a time at an Apple store. She would just write and write and write. It was no bullshit, so conversational and unpretentious. ‘Look, I want to adapt these into a movie,’ and she said, ‘That sounds awesome,’ and I was like, ‘I want you to play the lead,’ and she was like, ‘Okay, sure.’ She lives so presently. Two hours before she met me, that didn’t exist, and then two hours later, I didn’t exist. She exists in hours.”
How The Safdies Discovered Their Heaven Knows What Star When She Was A Homeless Junkie

NY Times

“She is now barred from practicing journalism about the entertainment industry online for about a decade. Ms. Finke declined to discuss the settlement for fear of violating it. She declined to be photographed for this article, supplying the portrait instead.”
Ravi Somaiya Seances For 1,100 Words With Nikki Finke Over Her New Fictional Enterprise

“I honestly don’t know why people aren’t more into Cameron Crowe, or at least wanting him to succeed. Maybe it’s some sort of grown-up version of instinctively disliking things that your parents either like or are likely to like.”
Alex Ross Perry On Cameron Crowe And Aloha

“I want to enter someone else’s life and learn something. A lot of gay men have boyfriends that look like them. Mine are never age-appropriate. Most of my men friends that are successful in the arts do not have age-appropriate boyfriends.When you’re 68, 40s are young. Things work or they don’t.”
Thelma Adams And John Waters Have A Small Sit-down

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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