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Post by Slentert » Sat May 04, 2019 9:45 am

Matt Zoller Seitz proves yet again why he is one of my favorite film writers currently out there.
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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Sun May 05, 2019 2:11 pm

a history of how the 1998 American Godzilla movie came to be

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2015 ... -complete/

obviously not a classic but still a good look at the inner workings of Hollywood.
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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Sun May 26, 2019 7:22 am

an oral history on the making of The Phantom Menace

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars ... al-history
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Post by Jinnistan » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:43 pm

I hate to indulge the schadenfreude of the collapse of Babe.net, but the irony of it all is too irresistable: "All of our content just felt very male gaze-y to me. It was like a woman who was obsessed with having sex with men and performing sex for men."
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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:21 pm

‘They Set Us Up to Fail’: Black Directors of the ’90s Speak Out: Julie Dash, Matty Rich, Darnell Martin, Ernest Dickerson, Leslie Harris and Theodore Witcher on a boom that went bust, and what’s different now.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/movi ... 1990s.html
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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:13 pm

The Slow Death of Hollywood by Matt Stoller

https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/the- ... -hollywood
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Post by Torgo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:42 pm

An insightful and elegant video essay about The Last Unicorn, a movie I finally saw for the first time last weekend and really enjoyed:



I recommend subscribing to that channel because it has never let me down. It also contains the Adventure Time essay I posted a while back.
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Post by Torgo » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:46 pm

What some of the classic movies of '99 have in common:

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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:50 pm

I don't need to watch that 'cause we were just talking about it!
I once had an office job but one day I flipped out and got fired which is why I'm now working in a warehouse. it pays less and is very mechanical and unfulfilling work and very below my education level but I get to get paid to work on my beach bod. and I'm not on the computer for 7+ hours a day. so, silver lining.
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Post by Beau » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:25 pm

Stu wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 3:32 am
Good stuff :up: Anyway...

AVENGERS, MCU, GAME OF THRONES, AND THE CONTENT ENDGAME
Great piece, although of course it got some-good-points-but-ed to death in the comments by would-be film historians who simply repeat things Matt already admitted to or mentioned in his piece.
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Post by Stu » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:27 am

Beau wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Great piece, although of course it got some-good-points-but-ed to death in the comments by would-be film historians who simply repeat things Matt already admitted to or mentioned in his piece.
BEAU! Where you been at, yo?
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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:41 am

gosh darn it, I may end up re-watching that one just to see if the critics are right. I can't even remember how I thought about it back when I was 18, 19 or so.
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Post by Torgo » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:21 pm

I've touted the What's So Great About That YouTube channel before, but here's another very good entry from it, which is about our real selves vs. our online selves:

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