MCN Curated Headlines Archive for January, 2017

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“I really do think that right now, certainly advertisers and anyone who is involved in any part of the media really does have to question the results of the kind of decades, decades-long sleazy reality TV, radio talk show that goes so over the top, etcetera. I think it is worth thinking about that stuff right now.”
Fox Broadcasting Pioneer, Tinder Mogul Billionaire Barry Diller Takes Some Time Out To Trash Modern Media 

NY Times

“I’m a dirty hippie. I love patchouli; I just love it straight. Give me Venice Beach, 1982. I love cedar wood, too. I love woody accords — sandalwood, Nag Champa.”
Drew Barrymore Remains Dishy About Beauty

“You bowl, then turn with great joy to your husband, and say: ‘Strike!’”
Filmmaker Anna Broinowski On Being An Extra In A North Korean Propaganda Film

hollywoodreporter.com

“Like Thalberg, they knew there was a bottom line; but like him, they were sometimes willing to defy it for the love of the movies.”
Stephen Galloway Deifies Irving Thalberg, Craving A Latter-Day Successor

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“There are just too many dead blondes to fit into one season!”
Karina Longworth On What’s Next For “You Must Remember This”

“The model here is Senator Martin in The Silence of the Lambs, pleading for the life of her kidnapped child.”
Slate Tells Oscar Winners What To Do: Have An Ex-Refugee Tucked Under Your Arm, Despite Academy Rules

“I’m a filmmaker and an artist and I take this to heart. I come from a war-torn country that no longer exists. I’ve been an immigrant in multiple countries since my birth country dissolved in 1992. After 17 years in the U.S., I’m now an American. The ink is still wet on my Naturalization Certificate. I’m excited about the future and I’m excited about whatever small contribution I can make to its betterment.”
Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic On An Era Of Opportunity

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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