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“Did he say anything?” Illuzzi asked.
“He said, ‘I have perfect timing.’”
Before Weinstein forced oral sex on Sciorra, “he said, ‘this is for you,’” she testified.

Vulture | January 23, 2020

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Post Reports Disgraced Producer Had To be Dragged Into Courtroom

Page Six | January 23, 2020

Hollywood Reporter

"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."
Lucasfilm Postpones Obi-Wan Kenobi Series As New Scripts Sought; Series Reportedly Cut To Four Episodes

Hollywood Reporter | January 23, 2020

The Guardian

"If this movie, Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, is a hit, we will show people they need to go to the movie theater to see it. There will be an interest in it, and it’s going to come out, and people are going to leave their houses to see it. That’s how the industry will judge whether or not it’s a success. I still had to make the movie, though. There were so many ways along the line we could have fucked up. But we made the film and Rothman made the theatrical run a success.”

The Guardian | January 23, 2020

Anodyne PBS Newsreader Jim Lehrer Was 85

January 23, 2020

Screen Daily

Will New Streaming Services Make "Statement Buys" At Sundance?

Screen Daily | January 23, 2020


"The Gentlemen lobs antiquated Asian jokes at Dry Eye and his compatriots with the dedication of a canceled stand-up comic on a Yondr-guarded comeback tour. Dry Eye is introduced as a 'Chinese James Bond,' the follow-up being that he has a 'ricense to kill.' The movie’s preferred term for his cohort is Chinamen, as in 'Chinamen upgrade faster than phones.'" 

Vulture | January 23, 2020

Screen Daily

Tarantino And Baumbach Made Double Oscar-Contender David Heyman A Better Producer

Screen Daily | January 23, 2020

Preservation Underway For Derek Jarman's Seaside Cottage

January 23, 2020


"The Mr. Creosote scene took four days to shoot. On the fifth day, a wedding took place in the ballroom where we shot it. That wasn’t a set! The fake vomit was Russian salad dressing, and some other food ingredients. By the fifth day you can imagine the smell. And the poor people getting married had to come into that stench. Not a good way to start off the married life."

Vulture | January 23, 2020

New Statesman America

"This is Python. Yes, people remember dozens of individual sketches, and can recite them for you. But if you ask them what made Python different and new, most people will talk about sketches running into each other. It was a brilliant format to combine surrealism and satire: it was dreamlike, your brain jumbling the familiar and the strange as it tries to make sense of things.And it was Terry Jones’ idea. Indeed, without that conceptual framework it might not have worked at all – achieving creative cohesion between six men all writing deliberately weird material is no mean feat. Jones saw Python in a bigger, more interconnected way."

New Statesman America | January 23, 2020


All Chinese New Year Movie Releases Cancelled—Seven Films Expected To Gross Billions—In Response To Outbreak And Spread Of Deadly Coronavirus

Variety | January 23, 2020

The Gurus Rank Best Picture, Director, Acting, Writing; Once Upon A Time In World War I Rises Above Hollywood In BP Estimate

January 22, 2020

"You trim things down and shape the scene so it gets a rhythm and a flow. When do you cut to a close-up? When do you use a two-shot? There’s a long period of refining and shaping like the film is a piece of clay. That’s why editing is such a great job. You’re handed this raw material and then you shape it into something else. Usually, you trim things down because you want the scene to move quicker, and yet the pace in The Irishman is different from other movies these days. It is slower, deliberately so. In the scene where Harvey Keitel is chastising Robert De Niro because he was supposed to blow up this laundry, we have long pauses because Bob realizes he’s in deep trouble. Those pauses are very important. Most editors would probably cut that scene quicker, but the pauses are what makes it work."
Thelma Schoonmaker On Cutting The Irishman

January 22, 2020

Chicago Sun Times

"We conducted a review and determined that the request meets the requirements of statute and IGC standards and approved the requests. Should circumstances arise that undermine the integrity of certain activities, it is within the IGC’s discretion to change course based upon new information.”
Hoosiers Approve Gambling On Oscars

Chicago Sun Times | January 22, 2020


John Cleese: "Just heard about Terry J It feels strange that a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm, should have faded so gently away… Of his many achievements, for me the greatest gift he gave us all was his direction of Life of Brian. Perfection Two down, four to go"

Twitter | January 22, 2020

Michael DeLuca Gives Brian Koppelman An Hour's Worth of The Business

January 22, 2020

Screen Daily

Inside The Complexity Of How Bombshell Was Salvaged After Annapurna Pulled Its Deal Two Weeks Before Production Start

Screen Daily | January 22, 2020

The New York Times

"The Directors Guild of America kicks women filmmakers off health insurance when they take time off to have children."

The New York Times | January 22, 2020

"After our first day of back-and-forth, I thought I wouldn’t hear from Michael Che again. I was very, very wrong. I would be going about my day-to-day life, before suddenly receiving a deluge of messages from people warning me that I was once again in the SNL head writer’s crosshairs. Then I’d be pulled into another back-and-forth, as I’d respond on Twitter and watch him reply on Instagram. Our correspondence was never direct, which allowed it to be nastier, and here I’ll admit some complicity: Had I not been so resolute in talking shit, Che probably would’ve stopped. Alas, I was, because of how absurd the situation was, and so it continued. Sometimes weeks or whole months would go by with nothing, before all of a sudden, I made another appearance on his Instagram story for his 400,000 followers..."

January 22, 2020

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