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Friday
Aug 02 2019

Once Upon a Link

VarietyLee Pace talks about his new projects and a possible Pushing Daisies reunion
IndieWirewait,what?Is this the 1990s again?Adriane Lyne (Fatal Attraction,Unfaithful) is making a new erotic thriller.It's calledDeep Waterand Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas are set to co-star
/FilmDisney animators have "huge resentment"of the newLion King...and with good reason,too

After the jump an Academy election,Kelvin Harrison Jr,Meryl Streep screaming,and lots of fascinating thoughts onOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood...

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Wednesday
Sep 06 2017

Soundtracking: "Almost Famous"

Chris Feil's weekly series looks back at Cameron Crowe's rock opus...

Of everything thatAlmost Famousgets right about our relationship with music,its richest insights come from how it explores the importance of music in adolescence.Cameron Crowe is telling his own story of his teenage music journalism days in the film,but that's not solely why the film feels so personal.It's personal because it's about that time in our life when music is never more personal.

When Crowe stand-in William Miller is gifted a treasure chest of vinyl from his sister Anita she isn't just handing over the greats,she's tasking him to find himself.At that age our musical taste is a vessel to both define ourselves and connect to others,to develop some kind of community or shared experience.It's in the background of every heartbreak and happy memory,even if it just played in our heads.Through music,Crowe makes the intensely personal into something universal.Just like a song.

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Thursday
Jun 23 2016

Happy Birthday,Frances McDormand

Kieran,here.There are certain actors whose absence would create a huge void in cinema.It's not always the movie stars,despite their merits.It's often the character actors.The beautiful,interesting,wholly human faces that populate our films,only semi-regularly leaping forward to truly headline a vehicle,but still remaining a vital part of the movies we love.Few actors working today embody this more fully than the wondrously versatile,endlessly watchable Frances McDormand whose entry into the world we celebrate today.

What's your favorite Frances McDormand performance?Okay...that's a rhetorical question.We all know what it is.But her filmography is diverse and fascinating to explore,who what's your #2?

Frances McDormand's 5 Best Movie Performances

5.Burn After Reading(2008)
Broad,but undeniably funny and completely understanding the tone of the vehicle.Mileage varies in terms of McDormand's many outings with the Coen Brothers,but it's almost never uninteresting...

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Thursday
May 08 2014

Links

Salon"Dear serial tweet-favoriter: you are a coward"lol.a must read for anyone with a Twitter account
The UncoolCameron Crowe's agonizing search for a title forAlmost Famous(2000)...in notepad form
Film School Rejectstwo members of the staff watched "the 50 best movies of all time"and here are their takeaways from that two year process
Antagony & Ecstasyon King Vidor'sThe Crowd(1928) at the great end of silent filmmaking
Kenneth in the (212)shares a pretty great X-Men related Graham Norton wherein Fassy & McAvoy see gay fan art of themselves


MNPPtries to rekindle his love for George Clooney with his three favorite Clooneys.Good choices
Varietyasks where the kids movies are this summer in the absence of Pixar
The Wire"Zac Efron hits bottom by accepting life advice from Tom Cruise"haha.I'm linking that for the title alone
i09see what your favorite webcomics would look like animated
Cinesnarkterrific examination of why Captain America films are what Superman films have failed to be

news bits
Empirethe ever employed Liam Neeson joinsA Monster Calls...the new feature from the director ofThe Impossible.I can't wait until it's retitled something dull like "Dark River"
Cinema BlendThe Flintstonesgetting a new animated feature because no franchise is allowed to ever die
In ContentionThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigbywill be released in three different versions.It's a neat experiment but it fills me with horror.Goodbye final cut and "definitive"versions.That's a thing of the past (Malick,Lucas,and Scott have been trying to force that on us for years with their "oh,i'm sorry did i say i was finished i wasn't finished"tinkering so I'm sure they're thrilled.)
GuardianAndrea Arnold to direct first US film,a road trip calledAmerican Honey.I hope she casts professional actors this time.