MCN Curated Headlines Archive for February, 2019

hollywoodreporter.com

“I love the restaurant, the booths on the old side. It’s the real-deal Hollywood. The first time I went might’ve been in the ’70s. It’s true that I ate with Mark Frost in maybe 2012. That lunch at Musso’s started the 18 hours of ‘Twin Peaks: The Return.'”
A Century of Musso & Frank

variety

“We’ve created a great and unique enterprise and I know that you will protect its legacy and do all to enhance its future in the years to come.”
HBO CEO Piepler Piped Out


Dem “Bones”

“He loves America. Bautista’s fortress-like house — gray, split-block, with actual flaming torches on the outer walls — is in the blue-collar neighborhood of Port Tampa, close enough to MacDill Air Force Base to hear the trumpets playing reveille each morning and The Star-Spangled Banner at night. One of his latest tattoos is an American flag blowing across his trapezius… ‘I was never a party guy. I was all about the candidate,’ but it felt ‘like I had to pick a side. It’s like war, and I’ve come out very Democrat, but I do have some very conservative views, too.'”
The Epic Dave Bautista-At-Home-In-Tampa Profile You Didn’t Know You Needed

hollywoodreporter.com

“Oscars matter to talent. Netflix is showing talent that you aren’t lost if you debut on Netflix. You win an Oscar. They’ll use that street cred to attract more talent, so success begets success.”
Netflix Aligns Next Oscar Push

“Is that the central theme in your work – the fun of Eden, the joy before the fall? Can we talk through your films to see if that’s true?”
Mark Cousins on Stanley Donen

 

“If you want to see worthy winners, go to a racetrack… For bonus points, add a stream-of-consciousness yammer or an invocation to your chosen deity… The stage was an agora of diversity from first to last, and I would wager that more Spanish was uttered than on any previous Oscars night… The usual tossed salad, I would say, comprising the dumb, the deserving, the downright bewildering, and the meh… Billy Porter should be at least halfway through the complex business of strategically withdrawing from his frock. “
Anthony Lane Does Not Suffer Oscar

“Britain’s host of ‘The Apprentice’ has called for himself to be given his own special award in recognition of the reality show’s success, after revealing that his wife is upset that he has never been allowed to keep a Bafta statuette. Lord Sugar said it was ‘unbelievable’ that the show had won two Bafta TV awards but that the physical awards had been taken by behind-the-scenes staff who made the show, leaving him with nothing to display at home.”
Lord Sugar Salty

 

https://twitter.com/thegregorye/status/1100124090910760961?s=21

LA Times

“The movie was clearly a palatable brand of godawful…  I find [it[ both dishonest and dispiritingly retrograde, a shopworn ideal of racial reconciliation propped up by a story that unfolds almost entirely from a white protagonist’s incurious perspective… There is something about the anger and defensiveness provoked by this particular picture that makes reasonable disagreement unusually difficult.”
Justin Chang Bangs Book

MCN Curated Headlines

liza antelo on: Farewell Andrea Gronvall, Critic, Journslist, ‘Siskel & Ebert’ Producer, Longtime MCN Contributor

Troy on: Jan-Michael Vincent Was 73

eht% on: Kubrick by Weegee

Thawn Chwithy on: Topix Forums Deep-Nixed

Some Random Troll on: Topix Forums Deep-Nixed

Trenton Moore on: Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Nod Roma as Best Film, Cinematography and Foreign Film

Celia Ann Harrison on: Topix Forums Deep-Nixed

Celia Ann Harrison on: Topix Forums Deep-Nixed

Karen Christy on: Topix Forums Deep-Nixed

The Pope on: "ABC’s decision to cancel 'Roseanne' feels like a gutsy move. It looks like a stand against racism, a line drawn in the sand to delineate what is reasonable and what is not. It even looks like a data point in the 'How do we separate the art from the artist?' debate, and it offers a heartening answer: We don’t have to, because, in this case, ABC will not finance that artist. It’s somehow even more heartening because it comes from a massive corporate conglomerate that might lose money by making this decision. It feels remarkably just. It feels decent. I’m thrilled that Roseanne has been canceled. It was the right thing to do. But it doesn’t feel correct to hold up ABC as a new bastion of decency, either. 'Roseanne' felt like the Titanic, a ship that seemed too big to turn around — but in the aftermath of Barr’s tweet, it also seemed like a ship that was doomed. ABC’s decision to cancel Roseanne is a good thing, but it also seems like a decision to shut down something that was about to implode anyhow. With a little more context, it looks like a network taking a strong stance against racism… in a way that also rids them of a show that was about to fall apart anyhow."

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“I always thought that once I had lived in Chicago for a while, it would be interesting to do a portrait of the city – but to do it at a significant time. Figuring out when would be the ideal time to do that was the trick. So when this election came around, coupled with the Laquan McDonald trial, it seemed like the ideal time to do the story. Having lived in Chicagoland for thirty-five-plus years and done a number of films here, I’ve always been struck by the vibrancy of the city and its toughness. Its tenderness too. I’ve always been interested in the people at the center of all the stories. This is a different film in that regard, because we’re not following a couple of individuals over the course of the project in the way that a lot of the films I’ve done have, but I still feel like people’s voices and aspirations and hopes are at the center of this series.

It wasn’t easy. We started back in July 2018, it was actually on the Fourth of July – that was our first shoot. It’s like most documentaries in that the further you go along the more involved and obsessed you get, and you just start shooting more and more and more. We threw ourselves into this crazy year in Chicago. We got up every day and tried to figure out if we should be out shooting or not, and what it is we should shoot. We were trying to balance following this massive political story of the mayor’s race and these significant moments like the Laquan McDonald trial with taking the pulse of people in the city that we encounter along the way and getting a sense of their lives and what it means to live here. By election day, Zak Piper, our producer, had something like six cameras out in the field. You could double-check that, it might have been seven. We had this organized team effort to hit all the candidates as they were voting, if they hadn’t already voted. We hit tons of polling places, were at the Board of Elections and then were at the parties for the candidates that we had been able to follow closely. Then of course, we were trying to make sure we were at the parties of the candidates who made it to the runoff. So, yeah, it was kind of a monster.”
~ Steve James On City So Real

“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho