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"Many of the best films this year are concerned with indulgent, unbridled madness, offering formal excess as a parallel to our modern cacophony." 

December 15, 2019

Twitter

Hallmark Moment
Hallmark Channel Reinstates Ad With Same-Sex Wedding Kiss; No Reply Yet By The Men Who Launched "Million Moms" Protest

Twitter | December 15, 2019

Slate

"He collected accolades and became one of America’s great men. When the hero story he’d so brutally enforced finally came crashing down, it was, I knew, good news. But he was also so awful, so uncontroversially abusive, that his example—when it came to trying to understand American patterns of harassment—served as an unhelpful outlier. “At least he’s no Harvey” became a cheap way to defend other, less egregious offenders. Harvey, we all expected, would be punished, but he’d also ground our collective expectations of powerful men so fully into the dirt that he made it unlikely that others would. Now it turns out not even he is certain to face consequences."

Slate | December 15, 2019

Hollywood Reporter

Cover-Storying Gerwig-Baumbach as the New Cameron-Bigelow

Hollywood Reporter | December 15, 2019

Vulture

"For me, I was just kind of like, Okay, now I tricked all these people into thinking I can do this so I better fucking perform. You know? I was like, What if I forget my lines or what if I freeze and what if I’m uncomfortable? What if I don’t know how to act? After the first day I was like, okay, I can do this. I felt very relieved because I really thought that I had conned all these people and then the day comes and I don’t know my lines? It was cool when the wheels were in motion and we were all just perfect." Uncut Gems' Julia Fox

Vulture | December 15, 2019

Tracing The History Of Paris' Cinephile Mac-Mahoniens

December 15, 2019

Twitter

"Hey ⁦Discovery - get your shit together - you’re already paying these guys a low wage and now you want the one thing that keeps them and their family afloat? I’m done with you."
Michael Giacchino On Twitter

Twitter | December 15, 2019

Hollywood Reporter

Bombshell "is loosely based on my experience during the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News, I have nothing to do with this film," Megyn Kelly says. "I did not sell the rights to my story or book and only got my first look at the film once it was past the point of any possible edits, though there are certainly some I would have made." 

Hollywood Reporter | December 15, 2019

Bloomberg News Takes Position That Representation In The Movies Is The Responsibility of Groups Like the HFPA Rather Than Ultimately that Of Producers, Distributors And Financing Entities

December 15, 2019

The Guardian

"Karina disagrees; she likes being the muse. “How could I not be honoured?” she asks me, aghast. “Maybe it’s too much, it sounds so pompous. But of course I’m always very touched to hear people say that. Because Jean-Luc gave me a gift to play all of those parts. It was like Pygmalion, you know? I was Eliza Doolittle and he was the teacher.” At this, she briefly channels Henry Higgins. “By Jove,” she says. “I think she’s got it.”"

The Guardian | December 15, 2019

"After Vivre sa vie ended, I closed my laptop, went out and chopped my waist-length mane to a bob. Movies have always had that mysterious power of making me feel as if I have lived all the lives I see onscreen. But then of course, I am not a prostitute, and I have never been abandoned by loved ones. My life, frankly, has been pretty much smooth sailing and actually quite boring. Yet, in that moment when my eyes met Nana’s, I saw a reflection of truth, that human connection is somehow ultimately futile and to set oneself out of life’s path is far too easy a task. The strange realization of how alienation can be both powerful and fragile lingers on with me until this day, as my eyes brush through hurried coffee drinkers in cafes, never to catch their sights again."

December 15, 2019

Page Six

NYPost: “'I feel like the forgotten man,' the 67-year-old alleged rapist griped last week."

Page Six | December 15, 2019

What’s Outside the Frame Of A Lucrecia Martel Movie Like La Ciénaga?

December 15, 2019

Hollywood Reporter

"The debate surrounding these commercials on all sides was distracting from the purpose of our network, which is to provide entertainment value."
"The call to our office gave us the opportunity to also confirm the Hallmark Channel will continue to be a safe and family friendly network. Praise the Lord!"
Hallmark Statement on Pulling Ads With Same-Sex Wedding Kiss

Hollywood Reporter | December 14, 2019

Vanity Fair

"What the movie brought back for me was that Roger’s sexual harassment was only the beginning of his manipulation and mind games. Roger Ailes always reminded me of a different omnipotent, fear-inducing wizard, one who maintained control over a kingdom of nervous minions through smoke, mirrors, endless corridors, and devastating demands. I was so struck by Roger’s warped behavior that I began taking contemporaneous notes, as close to verbatim as I could recall, immediately after some of my visits to his inner sanctum. I had planned to turn these notes into a novel, but the following passages never made it into the manuscript. They’ve sat in a notebook, collecting dust in my closet, until now."

Vanity Fair | December 14, 2019