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Friday
Jul 12 2019

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VultureareSpider-Man Far From HomeandCall Me By Your Namethe same film?(hilarious read)
IndieWireupsetting account of turmoil behind the scenes of Big Little Lies season 2 as Andrea Arnold's vision was thrown aside during post-production.Well,we knew it didn'tfeellike an Arnold production so here's why
Hard Drive"J.K.Rowling reveals that you,the reader,were gay all along"(this is a few months old but I LOL'ed so much I had to share icymi)

more after the jump includingMindhunter,Disney's global dominance,Jack Reynor and Gus Kenworthy...

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Sunday
Jul 07 2019

Podcast: MidSommar & Wild Rose

with Murtada Elfadl,Nathaniel R,and Chris Feil

Index (56 minutes)
00:01 A spoiler-filled discussion of Ari Aster's new horror filmMidSommarstarring Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor.We have three different opinions about its value.
38:10 Tom Harper'sWild Rose.You've seen this musical drama before but three performances by Jessie Buckley,Julie Walters,and Sophie Okonedo and the music (the finale song is by Mary Steenburgen!) elevate it.
50:00 Lots of randomnees including Almodóvar movies,bad television,and future movies we're looking forward to includingThe FarewellandOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood.

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

Reading Assignments
Chris Feil'sMidSommarreview
"The End of Empathy"-Andrew Kendall onMidSommar
Halfway Mark Actresses- Nathaniel's fav performances of 2019
Nick's VOR ratings-an explanation

MidSommar & Wild Rose

Tuesday
Jul 02 2019

Review: MidSommar

byChris Feil

Ari Aster's sunbleached hellscapeMidSommaropens with a horrific tragedy,a shocking act that has nevertheless long been grimly foretold for Dani,a depressed collegiate played by Florence Pugh.What unfolds for her in the rest of the film feels as projected by the warning signs around her and as cataclysmic.No,not the ominous surroundings of her European countryside getaway.She's in a relationship doomed to collapse.

Though Dani's imminent breakup with Christian (Jack Reynor) gets stalled by this horrible event,she suddenly finds herself slipping into his vacation plans with his begrudging friends.Promised a once-in-a-lifetime folk traditions in the isolated home village of one of his bros,the group descends upon the Hårga of Hälsingland looking to get a little stoned and enjoy some cultural tourism.Once there,Dani's already established isolation in the group (and her relationship) intensifies from her grief and the increasingly strange rituals in which they participate.Lines are crossed early,but for reasons that feel insignificant in the end,they still stick around.

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Friday
Mar 17 2017

Beauty Break: St Patrick's Day Stars

After the jump a gallery of Irish stars or stars pretending to be Irish for the holiday -Happy St Patrick's Day everyone!

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Sunday
Apr 17 2016

Review: Sing Street

LikeBegin Again,his last love song to the restorative powers of music and collaboration,John Carney can play your heartstrings like an orchestra.And like that film's original title – Can A Song Save Your Life?–Sing Streetaddresses songwriting as soul food,with a face full of neon eyeliner and a deliciously poignant streak of youth in revolt.And as a young kid trying to forge a path in 1980s Dublin,there's plenty to rebel against – institutional alcoholism and abuse,isolation from the mainland and mainstream,and the collapse of your elders' hopes playing out in an endless depressive cycle.The future looks as bleak as the dark and stormy skies portending above the Irish shore,but it just so happens that these are the conditions where inspiration can strike like a lightning bolt.If you don't like the only song playing on the radio,you'd better chuck it in the bin and dream up a new one.

As the story so often goes,Conor (newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo,the love child of Bud Cort and Harry Styles) starts a band with a ragtag uniform of Catholic schoolboys to impress a girl.He may not know it at first,but that's not the only reason.More after the jump...

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Thursday
Mar 17 2016

Harrison Ford-ging ahead

Joshreporting on much Harrison Ford news.Ford has long since solidified himself as one of cinema's most iconic megastars.Following the triple whammy ofStar Wars,Indiana JonesandBlade Runnerin the early 80's,Harrison Ford received top billing for every film he was in untilMorning Gloryin 2010.That's nearly 3 decades of leading man status.The last decade hasn't been the series of hits he's accustomed to with epic flops likeParanoia,Cowboys and Aliens,andEnder's Game.Which is why we're heading back to the 80's and revisiting peak Ford.

The big news this week is he's once again returning as Indiana Jones for the 5th time.If you've already ruined a legacy with an abysmal 4th film,why not just keep making money off it?He'll be 77 by the time it hits our screen,and whilst age shouldn't be a restriction on kicking ass on screen,wouldn't it be nice to see the same for our beloved actresses?Julie Christie is only one year older than Ford.Are you listeningTomb Raiderreboot?With Spielberg back,this will be as much a trip down nostalgia lane as it was seeing Ford re-treading the deck of the Millennium Falcon inThe Force Awakens last year.

With the increasingly cinematically adventurous and fascinating Denis Villeneuve at the helm of theBlade Runnersequel Ford is also returning to,there's every chance we could be in store for a fresh look at the vivid world Scott created in the 80's.That imagined future was so realised and dynamic,it leaves the story very open for new ambitious directions.So far rumours indicate that Ryan Gosling will actually be the lead,with Ford's Deckard supporting in a way to anchor it to the universe we know.

The last bit of Ford related news this week is that the casting for the young Han Solo in theStar Warsspin off has been narrowed down to three.Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Alden Ehrenreich,who stoleHail,Caesar!from the rest of a stunning cast,Jack Reynor best known forTransformers: The Age of Who Cares(but solid in indies),and Taron Egerton whose charisma and scientifically perfect jawline made an impactful debut inKingsman.This unfortunately leaves out contender Emory Cohen who made everyone in the world disappointed in their spouses in comparison to him viaBrooklyn.

Are you still a passenger in the Ford car?Is the upcoming deluge of Ford reboots a Harris-ment to your childhood?Have I gone too far with these weak at best Harrison Ford puns?Let us know in the comments!