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Best of Lists

The 10 Best Broad City YouTube Episodes

Kenji Fujishima @ Paste

Top 10 Movie Marriages Gone Bad

Frank Ochieng @ Critical Movie Critics

Awards Coverage

Memo to the Academy: For Your Consideration

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: As voting deadlines loom, Oscar voters should consider ‘Spotlight’, ‘Carol’, ‘Youth’ and ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 12

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the winners and losers from Precursor Week 12

Interviews

Aaron Paul – Triple 9

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Anthony Mackie – Triple 9

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Chiwetel Ejiofor – Triple 9

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

David Benjamin Steinberg, Composer of “Mapplethorpe: Look At the Pictures”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

  • Excerpt: There is a motif that goes through the film that sort of always reconnects to this sort of bittersweet piano and that cue accompanies sections where they have to deal with Robert’s relationship with his family, with his father. And then there was also a motif that the directors wanted to convey which was this idea that Robert, who would die very young at 42, that he was in a race against time to do as much work as he could before he died and a race against time to become famous.

Deniz Gamze Erguven

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

  • Excerpt: The Mustang director talks female filmmakers and Oscar chances.

John Hillcoat – Triple 9

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Kiara C. Jones Talks Romantic Comedies, Diversity in Hollywood, and Why This Critic Got It Wrong

Courtney Small @ Cinema Axis

  • Excerpt: Why do you need to blacken” it up? Do you think people are going to miss the fact that your character is black?”

Stephen Hopkins, director of “Race”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

  • Excerpt: We shot in the real stadium and it visually affected the scenes because it’s an edifice that’s built to intimidate. You are meant to feel small and scared.

Undying Love: the Blaine brothers talk love, sex, death and Nina Forever

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Toronto Black Film Festival: Dry

Courtney Small @ Cinema Axis

Toronto Black Film Festival: Game Face

Courtney Small @ Cinema Axis

Toronto Black Film Festival: The Girl is in Trouble

Courtney Small @ Cinema Axis

Television

Broad City: Season Three

Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

Detectorists

Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand

  • Excerpt: The half-hour comedy is set within a distinctive little culture of folks whose idea of a good time is taking their metal detectors to open fields for hours on end

Fortitude

Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand

  • Excerpt: … begins as a murder mystery and turns into something closer to biological horror.

iZombie: Season 1

Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand

  • Excerpt: The supernatural elements are woven through real world experiences and mystery series conventions, which gives the show a lighter tone and a very different take on the undead than The Walking Dead and its ilk.

Essays

Destroy All Monsters: A Negasonic Teenage Warhead Is About To Go Off

Matt Brown @ TwitchFilm

The Martian

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online

Reviews of Short Films

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Última Sesión

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Spanish Short Film Review

Other Articles

Daughter of God

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Daughter of God is the “Exposed” director’s cut — and a much better film.

Monday Memo: Berlin Begins, True/False Lineup Released, SXSW Adds Titles

Jordan M. Smith @ STFDocs.com

The Morning After: Feb. 15, 2016

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: A short review of “Deadpool”