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Tuesday
Apr 09 2019

Watch at Home: On the Basis of "Destroyer"

by Nathaniel R

Links go to our reviews or interviews

New Blu-Ray / DVDs
Mirai- an Oscar nominated beauty from
The Mule-Clint Eastwood's 37th (!!!) feature
On the Basis of Sex-Failed Oscar bait
Vice- Inexplicably successful Oscar bait but not-so successful in theaters.It was the second lowest grosser among the Best Pictures globally (onlyRomabehind it) and second least well reviewed (onlyBohemian Rhapsodybehind it).
Welcome to Marwen- Robert Zemeckis crash and burned with this visual fx curiousity about a man who deals with trauma by creating dolls of his war experience.It grossed just $12.7 globally...

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Tuesday
Jan 08 2019

Top of the link to ya

Filmotomy- I guest starred on a podcast there this week about Oscar punditry and Oscar hosting if you'd like to listen in.Thelma Adams was also in the mix.
Slate-they may have avoided mentioning him on Globe night but Bryan Singer celebrated hisBohemian Rhapsodywin on Instagram
Next Best Picture- interesting play-by-play of the Visual Effects Oscar "bake-off"and how that might affect the impending nominations
New York TimesBilly Porter wanted to wear a dress to the Globes but fashion houses weren't having it.Boo!
Washington Post- a profile of Karyn Kusama's 'dark times' in Hollywood and her latest,Destroyer

Wednesday
Jan 02 2019

Podcast: On the Basis of Sex and Destroyer

Nathaniel RandMurtada ElfadlandChris Feiltalk new films

We recorded this one just before Christmas so apologize on the delay at delivering it to you!

Index (57 minutes)
00:01 Felicity Jones underwhelming RBG inOn the Basis of Sex
06:50 Mixed takes on Karyn Kusama'sDestroyerwith Nicole Kidman
12:52 "Festive"Christmas movies likeVice,Shoplifters,Destroyer,Capernaum,Beale Street...so many depressing films scheduled for the holidays
18:30 Oscar shortlists for Score,Visual Effects,and Makeup
28:00 The Documentary Finals and the short films
35:00 Will Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) be nominated for Best Director?WillGreen Bookcontroversies derail its expected screenplay nomination?
46:22Leave No TraceandA Quiet Placemight be peaking at the right time for big nominations
56:00 The Wrap Up

Further Reading / References
Oscar Chart: Screenplay Charts
Oscar Chart: Visual FX & Makeup
Oscar Chart: Original Score
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Nathaniel'sDestroyerReview
Shadow & Act'sGreen BookArticle

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?

Destroyer,On the Basis of Sex,Oscar Discussions

Wednesday
Sep 12 2018

TIFF: Nicole Kidman and "Destroyer"

by Nathaniel R

One of the screenwriters of the sun-blasted crime thrillerDestroyer,describes the movie as "a detective investigating herself."Allowing a screenwriter rather than the reviewer to pigeonhole their movie may be an abdication of duty,but an appropriate one;Destroyerhas long gone rogue,flashing its badge but totally off the clock.Even the LAPD,which we all know has behavioral trouble of its own,wouldn't approve of Detective Erin Bell's (Nicole Kidman) "police work"in the real world.

You can't imagine that she'd still be allowed that badge given her AWOL behavior and frequent intoxication but realism isn't whatDestroyeris after.Director Karyn Kusama,introducing the movie at TIFF told us to "enjoy"it,providing her own finger quotes around the word,betraying a welcome sense of humor which is unfortunately little seen within the film.But again,levity is not what this relentless film is after...

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Tuesday
Aug 21 2018

Nicole Kidman in "Destroyer".Is De-Glam Back?

by Nathaniel R

We've seen set photos but this is the first official image from Annapurna of Nicole Kidman inDestroyer,her LAPD drama and suspected second Oscar bid.She plays Erin Bell,a woman haunted by her past when she was undercover with a criminal gang...

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Tuesday
Aug 08 2017

The Incredible Linking Man

The Cut"I'm rooting for the Lannisters"fun piece onGame of Thrones(which I still read about on occasion even though I haven't watched since season 2)
/FilmGuillermo del Toro's official tequila looks like it's from one of his movies
Vultureevery Charlize Theron performance ranked.Interesting list though I quibble with the order (as they seem to equate the quality of the movies with the quality of her performance and Theron is precisely the star she is because she is often able to be good even in terrible pictures).AlsoYoung Adultshould be #1

Playbillall star cast lined up for Steve Martin's next Broadway show (after his musicalBright Star),this one's a comedy calledMeteor Shower
Browbeatthe internet goes wild for old Russ Tamblyn dancing clip from 1956
Tracking BoardNicole Kidman is in talks to headline a crime thriller calledDestroyerdirected by Karyn Kusama.Kusama is promising that though it's a genre film it's also "a beautiful character study of an incredible female"
Varietywe were wondering when Ruth Negga would start lining up big roles afterLoving.She'll star opposite Brad Pitt in the sci-fi movie Ad Astra
Awards DailyThis is Ushas lost one of its Emmy nominations,costume design.
The Wrapthis piece about Marvel's plans for Spider-Man got a lot of internet pass-around but it really doesn't tell you much other than they're going to make Spidey a thing in all the crossover movies

Two pieces about criticism/discussion of racial politics in movies/theaters right now

American Theatera thoughtful piece on the counterproductive assault on Broadway'sNatasha,Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.(We haven't yet heard if the show is actually closing following it's poorly handled casting changes but it might...but the producers were apparently considering it)
Birth Movies Deatha very navel gazing piece about being an ally and trying to navigate pop culture criticism in the current political climate and intersectional age

Exit Video
Handsome talented Aaron Tveit is taking on the classic role of Bobby in another production of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece (one of them,at least)Company.This one starts in a couple of days in Massachusetts so go if you live near there and report back.Here he is rehearsing...