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Wednesday
May 17 2017

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Before we get to the links please click on this photo to your left,the teaser poster for Yorgos Lanthimos'sThe Killing of a Sacred Deer.(Lanthimos last brought us the incredible The Lobster so we hope he's on a roll.) The poster is so beautiful we don't even mind that Nicole Kidman isn't on it!That's high praise if you haven't been paying attention.

Links
Los AngelesTimes Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars again in March.亚博主页Same team this year,producers too.
InterviewEthan Hawke talks to his friend Alessandro Nivola (easily one of the best stars among the under-famous and under-celebrated division) about his current hot streak
Fathom Eventswill broadcast the current London production ofAngels in Americato select US movie theaters in late July.Click there for ticket sales in your area
Awards Dailykeeping Oscar buzz alive all year for Cannes contenders is a tricky feat - I agree with most of this but disagree with the example ofMidnight in Paris.I'd argue it wasn't the Cannes launch that made that film an instant Oscar contender but its big box office at home (for Woody) the month after the festival --another reminder that it can be really advantageous to strike while the iron is hot though few films dare and instead let their Cannes hype dwindle into nothingness before theater launches half a year or longer later.
PlaybillABC will air a liveLittle Mermaidspecial on October 3rd which combines the 1989 classic with live celebrity performances with "cutting edge technology."What the what now?This sounds potentially awful and disastrous but also,because of that,a 'must see'

Script Notes,a writing podcast,talks to Chris McQuarrie about moving from being a writer to a writer-director and the difficulties of moving from indies to tentpoles
Criterion CornerDavid Hudson aunched his new column "The Daily"which I will surely be stealing links from at some point for these roundups unless I got to them first.Let's start now with these two...
Reverse Shothas a new series called Executive Order which takes a deep dive into the individual  T****'s EOs and fuses them with a film that is in conversation with those ostensible ideas or power plays.This link is about the Muslim ban and segueways into a discussion of the fine gay dramaHenry Gamble's Birthday Party
NYThow action roles have changed for women (with Theron,Jovovich,Yeoh & Rodriguez)

I object!
/Film"Why Marvel Can't Fail"I'm linking this piece not because I like it but because I have to take issue with it.There has literally never been a long-running franchise or a single studio that has never failed.James Bond had flops.Tarzan had flops.Disney was once dying!Superman eventually fell out of the sky (though he's flying again).Marvel and Pixar,the current studios who inspire this type of article/argument,will notchange that.It is an impossibility to always succeed.It's wiser to understand this because one of the quickest ways to insure failure is to assume infallibility.(Also I take issue with the use of "stickiness"here.Sticky as a concept in business may be morphing but it didn't mean 'traps you into brand loyalty' originally.I know because I boughta whole book on the conceptwhen "sticky"became a thing ten years ago.

TV
New York Magazine(classic link since Roseanne is topical again) Roseanne Barr on the addiction of fame,her eponymous show,Hollywood sexism and Charlie Sheen
EsquireCorey Atad ranks every episode ofTwin Peaks.This brought back so many memories and it's true that the show's quality varied wildly
Coming SoonNetflix is adapting the fantasy novelsThe Witchers Sagato series

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The Atlantic"My Family's Slave"incredible long read about slavery,shame,family demons,cultural norms,and more

Wednesday
Mar 01 2017

Podcast: Oscar Afterglow...or is that Sleep Deprivation?

Kateyphones in from Los Angeles to talk Oscar night withNathanielandJoein New York andNickin Chicago.What a crazy night that was,huh?Some of us didn't sleep much.We talk about that shocking messy finale,the history-making decision to nameMoonlightBest Picture,debate which celebrity was having the most fun on the big night,judge the musical performances,name the craft wins we were confused by,and answer the age old question: junior mints or twizzlers?

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?

P.S.The podcast will return at the end of the month for a new season.If we geta few more patron saints this weekI'll buy a professional mic.

89th Oscars,亚博主页Reactions.Season Finale

Tuesday
Feb 28 2017

So how did Jimmy Kimmel do?A conversation

EDITOR'S NOTE: Hello readers.My brain is always so scattered post Oscar.The hosting gig,which so occupies discussions of the show each year in real life and online,is curiously the part of the show that I always find least interesting.I'm there for the movies and the celebrities,not the jokes.

But recognizing that this is an uncommon blind spot,I asked three of our contributors,Sean Donovan,Chris Feil,and Eric Blume to weigh in on Jimmy Kimmel as host.They're joined by new team member Kim Rogers,who is a talented actressI saw in a play a couple of years ago,who alsolikes to blog.Naturally they didn't quite obey the Kimmel directive...but who can concentrate on one topic with Oscar's Envelope Gate and Trevante Rhodes running around in his undies.Here is their conversation.- Nathaniel R

CHRIS: So how well has everyone studied the Oscar Zapruder film of theMoonlightteam taking the stage?

SEAN:I feel like it could be the next season of SERIAL- unpacking who had what envelope when,and why,and how many duplicates?so many questions


CHRIS: First of which: has anyone checked on Trevante Rhodes?Is he ok?

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Tuesday
Dec 06 2016

Jimmy Kimmel Is Your Oscar Host

Chrishere with a long-awaited announcement.After months of waiting we finally have our Oscar host: comedian Jimmy Kimmel.The choice is somewhat expected considering The Oscars will be on ABC and he's their current flagship late-nighter.亚博主页If Kimmel is either overly safe or uninspired,remember things could be even worse: Jimmy Fallon is hosting the Golden Globes and James Corden is hosting the Grammys.Maybe we should find hosting options beyond the James/Jimmys of the world?

The next concern is what a Kimmel-hosted Oscarcast will look and sound like.Oscar hosts typically have at least nine months to prepare,so might he just rely on his standard late-night schtick?One shudders to think what a Mean Tweets segment might look like with our favorites like Viola Davis being potential victims.However,wouldn't it be something to see Isabelle Huppert lead one of those "I ate all of your Halloween candy"pranks - like duping the eventual nominees into believing their nomination has been revoked?

Kimmel pulled off some good notices for hosting the Emmys,but he doesn't have much of a film background.We'll see if he does enough catch up on this year's films to make the smooth transition.What do you think of Kimmel as a host?