It’s rare to see a TV channel suddenly unleash an onslaught of great scripted programming, but Sundance did just that in 2013. It might have been the best streak for a TV channel just breaking into the scripted game since AMC launched MAD MEN and BREAKING BAD in the same TV season.
If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
I’ve watched WHITE CHRISTMAS about a jazillion times, but until Sunday, I’d never wondered who appears in the photograph of “Freckle-Faced Haynes the Dog-Faced Boy.” Turns out:
TNT is counting down to the premiere of MOB CITY by tweeting out the entire script line-by-line, with embedded video & stills. One of the most interesting experiments in TV show promotion I’ve ever seen. Curious to see if it works.
Once you start to notice it, movieness is everywhere. In the black-and-white rural landscapes and patient, elliptical comic movements of Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA; in the black-and-white cityscapes and New Wave rhythms of Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA; in the artfully faked home movies that turn Sarah Polley’s STORIES WE TELL from a personal documentary into something much weirder; in the improbable collision of styles (camp, melodrama, realism both magic and kitchen sink) that propels LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER. You might end up watching these at a theater, on a tablet or in your den, courtesy of Netflix or BitTorrent or your local cable provider. But you will not be able to mistake them for anything but movies. What is cinema? You know it when you see it.
Is New York the most beautiful city on earth? It is not far from it. No urban nights are like the nights there. I have looked down across the city from high windows. It is then that the great buildings lose reality and take on magical powers. Squares and squares of flame, set and cut into the ether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY director Therese Shechter talked with PolicyMic about virginity as a social construct, porn, and the dangers of putting purity on a pedestal.
EVER had one of THOSE bosses who makes petty, annoying and at times moronic suggestions that you have no choice but to adopt?
It’s amazing anything ever makes it to air.
Love that Twitter account, and hope I never appear on it. I tend to out myself anyway: