“So despite grueling moments, multiple editors and competing cuts, the production of Suicide Squad barely stands out in today’s landscape.”
“here’s how Pixar gets you to cry into your popcorn.”
Buzzfeed writer and all around brilliant scholar of Hollywood Anne Helen Peterson details the case of Loretta Young and the complicity of Hollywood in her exploitation. A fascinating read that Peterson rightly notes has far too much resonance with the present.
Dan Barry spotlights one of cinema’s great unheralded props, the cream pie, and the silent cinema (now largely lost to us) that employed it to such great effect.
Actor Michael Douglas has thrown his hat into the discursive ring, opining that perhaps the perceived lack of American men in “American” film roles is a matter (not of perception, but rather) of a diminished masculinity stateside. I’ll let Professor Douglas take it from here.
A star study of Jake Gyllenhaal, in brief, from Grantland’s Mark Harris.