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PGA Awards: 1917; "Chernobyl," "Succession," "Fleabag," Toy Story 4

January 18, 2020

ACE Eddies: Parasite, Jojo Rabbit

January 18, 2020

"One of the oldest forms of storytelling — gathering around the fire — will be a centerpiece of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s offscreen events. A bonfire is planned for Thursday, January 30, from 430pm to sunset, at the Flagpole parking lot, 557 Swede Alley, Park City. It’s free and open to as many people as space permits."

January 18, 2020

“It’s not racism. We’re the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe. It’s so easy to just throw your charge of racism at everybody and it’s starting to get boring now. I can’t help what I am, I was born like this, it’s an immutable characteristic, so to call me a white privileged male is to be racist — you’re being racist."
English Actor Laurence Fox On BBC Question Time

January 18, 2020

Variety

After Stockholder Comment, Disney Iger Forgoes Several Million in Compensation

Variety | January 18, 2020

"The vagina is the birth canal—only. You want to talk about the vulva, which is the clitoris, and the inner lips, and all that good shit around it." Paltrow giggles. "The vagina is only the birth canal? Oh! See, I'm getting an anatomy lesson that I didn't—I thought that the vagina was the whole..." "No, no, no, no," 
Scoop: "goop"'s An Oops

January 18, 2020

Entertainment Weekly

New Work By Spanish Master Victor Erice

Entertainment Weekly | January 18, 2020

The Guardian

"‘They will destroy you’: in Putin’s Russia, how far can an artist go? A decade ago, a new spirit of tolerance of the avant garde blossomed in Russia. But these days, it’s impossible to know where the lines are – as the country’s most celebrated director discovered to his cost"

The Guardian | January 18, 2020

The Guardian

Lee Child Quits, Hands "Reacher" To Brother

The Guardian | January 18, 2020

Variety

Netflix Enters France

Variety | January 18, 2020

Variety

"One, I have a history with both HBO and Warner Bros.; two, my definition of a good product, a good process, and a good working culture is shared by the WarnerMedia family; three, the wide range of potential outlets aligns with my range of interests, and four: I get to witness and participate in the building of something new at a very large scale. Oh, and there is a financial aspect, so that’s probably five.”
Soderbergh Sets Exclusive With HBO, HBO Max; First-Look For Features

Variety | January 18, 2020

The New York Times

The Grapes Of Rupe: "20th Century Fox, a name and klieg-lit logo that stretches back 85 years in Hollywood, is dropping the word Fox so that consumers do not mistakenly think the movie studio has anything to do Rupert Murdoch’s polarizing Fox News media empire."

The New York Times | January 17, 2020

“As a non-partisan, non-political federal agency, we blurred references to the President’s name on some posters, so as not to engage in current political controversy."
National Archives Admits Air-Brushing History

January 17, 2020

"The Brazilian art of the next decade will be heroic and will be national. It will yield great capacity of emotional involvement and it will be equally imperative, as it will be deeply committed to the urgent aspirations of our people, or it will be nothing."
"German art over the next decade will be heroic, it will be resolutely romantic, it will be objective and free of sentimentality. It will be national with great poignancy and also imperative or it will be nothing."
Brazil Bolsonaro Boots Avowed Christian Culture Minister For Aping "Perfect" Language Of Nazi Josef Goebbels

January 17, 2020

"Howard is a sleazy, greasy, greedy, dishonest businessman who wears his hair slicked back and sports lots of ostentatious jewelry and clothing. He’s obsessed with making money and is shown to have exploited the work of people in Africa (Ethiopian Jews). Sandler’s Howard, whom another character calls a “crazy Jew,” is almost a parody of the anti-Semitic caricature that paints Jews as cheap and profit-driven. So why hasn’t there been an angry response to Uncut Gems from Jewish organizations or on social media? And why are Jews some of the film’s biggest fans?"

January 17, 2020

Vulture

Apu Is No Longer Hank Azaria

Vulture | January 17, 2020

"Across the sparsely populated heartland of the US, Barker made door-to-door sales pitches to small-town parents. He told them he was a filmmaker in search of child actors; if they paid a fee, he would cast their offspring in a film and potentially vault them to fame. Barker stayed in each town for a week and filmed the same short movie he’d just made at his previous stop, in which two adults (one often played by Barker himself) kidnap a young girl, and a local gang of children comes to her rescue. The film ends with a party. Barker would then screen The Kidnappers Foil for the community, charging admission for a film boasting, as the opening credits have it, ‘amateur talent’ sourced from the very ‘neighbourhood of this theatre’. Over 300 versions of The Kidnappers Foil were made."

January 17, 2020

The New York Times

Oprah Admits Russell Simmons Strong-Arm To Abandon And Remove Doc From Apple TV Plus

The New York Times | January 17, 2020

LETTS: "The truth of the matter is, 'August: Osage County,' if I wrote it now, there’s no way it goes straight to Broadway with that cast in a commercial production. It just couldn’t happen. That’s how much New York theater — and particularly Broadway theater — has changed in just 12 years.
COON:The thing is, you’re supposed to get movie stars and celebrities to be in your plays to satisfy investors. But rarely are those people able to carve out time to be part of an ensemble. And the work that Tracy writes is almost always contingent upon having strong ensembles. He’s not writing two-handers.
Tracy Letts Revives "Bug" at Steppenwolf With Carrie Coon

January 17, 2020

"One of San Francisco's last neighborhood moviehouses, the Clay Theatre on upper Fillmore, is screening its final film on Sunday, January 26 after 110 years in Pacific Heights."

January 17, 2020

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My Top 10 Motion Pictures (+10) For 2019

David Poland | January 17, 2020

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David Poland | January 13, 2020

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David Poland | January 11, 2020

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PGA Awards: 1917; "Chernobyl," "Succession," "Fleabag," Toy Story 4

January 18, 2020

ACE Eddies: Parasite, Jojo Rabbit

January 18, 2020

"One of the oldest forms of storytelling — gathering around the fire — will be a centerpiece of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s offscreen events. A bonfire is planned for Thursday, January 30, from 430pm to sunset, at the Flagpole parking lot, 557 Swede Alley, Park City. It’s free and open to as many people as space permits."

January 18, 2020

“It’s not racism. We’re the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe. It’s so easy to just throw your charge of racism at everybody and it’s starting to get boring now. I can’t help what I am, I was born like this, it’s an immutable characteristic, so to call me a white privileged male is to be racist — you’re being racist."
English Actor Laurence Fox On BBC Question Time

January 18, 2020

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