MCN Curated Headlines Archive for June, 2016

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“’You complete me’ is one of the great lines in modern romantic movies because of the way it takes its inner meaning from who Renée Zellweger is. This is what completes you: someone who looks just like this. What completes you is reality… the slightly slovenly doughy-cuddly perfection of Renée Zellweger’s face.”
Owen Gleiberman Takes On “Renée Zellweger”

hollywoodreporter.com

“This year’s list is so massive, it’s sure to provoke plenty of debate over whether all those names on it deserve to be included.”
The 683 Oscar Invitees Are 46% Female And 41% Of Color

Academy Invites 683 New Members pdfinfographic version

The Murder Of The Thinkpiece By The Grauniad Subeditor
“Why The Shallows Is Better Than The Birds

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“No-budget filmmaking is not a career. And at some point, 20-somethings become 30-somethings.”
A Slight Burst Of Pessimism About Filmmakers Having Careers

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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